Veteran Texas lobbyist Steve Bresnan issued a preliminary report to the Texas Legislature on the finances of the now-defunct organization, American Phoenix Foundation, Inc. reported The Quorum Report on November 16.
Bresnan’s preliminary report is an interim one—commenced subsequent to APF’s attempted disruption and covert surveillance of the Texas Legislature and some lobbyists and their clients back in the spring of 2015.
Are Texas political activists aware of this report? This blog is—has been for over 10 days now—and after determining numerous Harris County, TX-based political blogs remain silent on the matter –we at Little Jolly Politics thought you should read the report that Texas State Representatives and State Senators will or have received.
(and end LJP’s five month absence from blogging about the Texas political scene).
The Quorum Report revealed Mr. Bresnan himself intends to deliver the very public report to every member of the Texas Legislature—which means at least one Fort Bend County-area legislator who once insisted to me he had zero knowledge of other such public documents distributed by Mr. Bresnan can no longer feign ignorance.
In an effort to educate state lawmakers, lobbyists and some of their clients on:
“what happened to more than $670,000 in tax-deductible donations made to APF and attempt to alert those who may have been cheated”…
Mr. Bresnan makes clear the answers to some basic questions simply prompted the asking of more serious questions including:
And as you read the report—the whole story does indeed become much more fascinating than the persons and activities that sparked the original reporting and investigation over 3 years ago.