Latest Ken Paxton News

Texas attorney general refuses to hand over Jan. 6 records

Jan. 21, 2022 19:30 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has rejected a prosecutor’s demand for records of his appearance at a pro-Donald Trump rally that preceded the assault on the U.S. Capitol. Last week, the Travis County district attorney’s office had set a four-day deadline...

Texas sues Google over local radio ads for its smartphones

Jan. 19, 2022 19:19 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' attorney general on Wednesday sued Google, alleging the company asked local radio DJs to record personal endorsements for smartphones that they hadn't used or been provided. In the lawsuit filed in Montgomery County, Republican Attorney General Ken...

Attorney General Ken Paxton tests positive for COVID-19

Jan. 19, 2022 17:54 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has tested positive for COVID-19, the Republican's office confirmed Wednesday. In a statement, Paxton's staff confirmed reports that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and has been isolated at home, where he continues...

Lawsuit: Google, Facebook CEOs colluded in online ad sales

Jan. 14, 2022 16:41 PM EST

Newly unredacted documents from a state-led antitrust lawsuit against Google accuse the search giant of colluding with rival Facebook to manipulate online advertising sales. The CEOs of both companies were aware of the deal and signed off on it, the lawsuit alleges. The original,...

Prosecutor: Texas attorney general violated open records law

Jan. 14, 2022 15:41 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A district attorney says Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton violated the state's open records laws by withholding or failing to retain his communications relating to his appearance at a pro-Donald Trump rally that preceded the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol last year. ...

Texas sues Planned Parenthood over $10M in Medicaid payments

Jan. 13, 2022 18:23 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas wants Planned Parenthood to return more than $10 million in payments for low-income patients under a lawsuit filed Thursday, years after Republican leaders moved to cut off Medicaid dollars to the abortion provider. Planned Parenthood called the lawsuit...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jan. 10, 2022 19:31 PM EST

Dallas Morning News. Jan. 7, 2022. Editorial: Texas should be more aggressive in offering booster shots for COVID-19 The omicron variant keeps surging at an eye-popping rate, but the number of Texans getting a booster shot hasn’t surged with it. We can...

Live updates: National Guard members in Texas refuse vaccine

Jan. 04, 2022 19:25 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas officials indicated Tuesday that thousands of National Guard members are refusing COVID-19 vaccines in the latest challenge against a Biden administration order that requires all members of the military to get one. A lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General...

Thousands in Texas Guard unvaccinated as mandate challenged

Jan. 04, 2022 18:07 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas officials indicated Tuesday that thousands of National Guard members are refusing COVID-19 vaccines in the latest challenge against a Biden administration order that requires all members of the military to get one. A lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Dec. 20, 2021 10:06 AM EST

Dallas Morning News. Dec. 16, 2021. Editorial: Texas election audit undermines democracy In the days after Gov. Greg Abbott ordered a “forensic audit” of the November 2020 elections, the elections administrators of the four targeted counties were left scratching...