Dallas billionaire Dan Friedkin is chairman of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission.
When Gov. Greg Abbott tapped one of his top campaign donors to become chairman of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission, he didn’t get a part-time appointee who would merely draft rules and implement conservation laws passed by the Legislature. In Dan Friedkin, the governor got a Houston billionaire – with a team of privately funded lobbyists – willing to use his influence to ensure his wildlife interests are taken into account by the Legislature before they pass those laws, interviews and records show.
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May 12, 2017 at 07:57PM