Empower Texans President Fined $10,000

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    On Lone Star Politics, Fort Worth Congresswoman Kay Granger reveals when the GOP study group that she heads will issue recommendations on solving the border crisis. Plus, NBC 5’s Kevin Cokely and Gromer Jeffers from The Dallas Morning News ask Empower Texans founder & CEO Michael Quinn Sullivan why he refuses to testify before the Texas Ethics Commission. Finally, Dallas Morning News Senior Political Writer Wayne Slater and Gromer weigh in on whether Wendy Davis is making any progress in her campaign for governor. Watch Lone Star Politics Sunday at 8:40 a.m. on NBC 5. (Published Sunday, Jul 20, 2014)

    Monday the Texas Ethics Commission fined Empower Texans President and CEO Michael Quinn Sullivan $10,000, the maximum amount permitted by Texas law, for failing to register as a lobbyist in 2010 and 2011.

    Last month Sullivan refused to testify before an Ethics Commission hearing.

    Appearing on NBC 5’s Lone Star Politics Sunday, Sullivan defended remaining silent and promised he would testify in court in front of “a real judge.”

    NBC 5 has reached out to Sullivan for a response.  On Monday afternoon, he posted the following message on Twitter.

    The orders can be found below:

    Texas Ethics Commission Final Order — SC-3120488
    Texas Ethics Commission Final Order — SC-3120487