Why Greg Abbott Wanted Vouchers So Badly: Jeff Yass Paid Him $6 Million!
Gregg Abbott is in his third term as Governor of Texas. But only this year did he become a passionate advocate for vouchers. He failed in the regular session, then called four special sessions and failed again and again despite a supermajority of Republicans in both houses. What happened? Simple! Jeff Yass, the rightwing billionaire, the richest person in Pennsylvania, gave $6 million to Governor Abbott in December. It’s the largest political contribution in the history of the state!