FROM TEXAS WATCH DOG: SAY IT AIN’T SO MR. TURNER!

THE INSITE HOPES TO GET A RESPONSE ON WEDNESDAY FROM THE HOUSTON REP!

Sylvester Turner, longtime state representative from Houston, agreed to pay a fine of $4,500 for a variety of political contribution reporting discrepancies in 2007 and 2008.

In a 27-page report, the Texas Ethics Commission said Turner agreed to file accurate contribution reports after the Commission found that Turner had under-reported amounts, and failed to disclose correct reimbursements to staff as well as amounts of his personal funds used to pay for political expenses.

The report also outlines the responses of Turner, who was first elected to the Texas House in 1988, to allegations that he failed to correctly report contributions from corporations and labor organizations, failed to provide some information about out-of-state political committee donations and made other reporting errors.