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February 27, 2024
Texas-Style Money Laundering

Money laundering continues to spread in the Lone Star State. FinCEN’s proposed real estate rule could help investigators flag dubious deals—but there’s a big loophole. “It’s an error to exclude commercial property,” Montes de Oca said. “We know these people often buy strip malls and warehouses and office parks, and all that is outside the rule.”

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February 15, 2024
In Houston Chronicle: Texas Schools Report Soaring Vaccine Exemption Rates Amid Anti-Vaccine Policy Push

Nonmedical vaccine exemptions among Texas schoolchildren continued to rise last year while Texas lawmakers sought to weaken immunization requirements during the 2023 legislative session. “I’m looking at the unintended consequences that lawmakers aren’t necessarily thinking about because they want to get their win and move on,” Lakshmanan said. “But then, all of us Texans are left holding the bag.”

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