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Texas Ethics Commission


Texas Lawmakers Mull More ‘Dark Money’ Disclosure

A top Texas House committee on Thursday re-examined a possible crackdown on anonymous donations from “dark money” political groups, defying Gov. Rick Perry, who has already vetoed a plan that would have subjected them to stricter disclosure laws.


George P. Bush Raises $2 Million For Land Commissioner Bid

George P. Bush is raising money for his Texas land commissioner campaign at a clip befitting his famous political pedigree, saying Monday that he collected $2 million during the first six months of the year for a race that looks to be a slam dunk.


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Texas Ethics Commission Up For Review

The Texas Ethics Commission is up for review and some possible changes at the state Legislature.


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Ex-Obama Aides Begin ‘Battleground’ Play For Texas

A new push, called “Battleground Texas,” officially launched Tuesday with the goal of seizing shifting demographics to make the Lone Star State eventually winnable for a Democratic presidential candidate.


George P. Bush speaks on night two of the Republican National Convention August 31, 2004 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

George P. Bush Eyes Texas Land Commissioner

George P. Bush’s father has issued a fundraising letter asking donors to open their pocketbooks because his son “is considering” running for Texas Land Commissioner.


George P. Bush speaks on night two of the Republican National Convention August 31, 2004 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

‘Next Bush’ Files Campaign Documents In Texas

A Texas official says a nephew of former President George W. Bush has made a campaign filing that is required for someone to run for office in his home state.


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Board Calls For Modern Texas Ethics Commission

The Texas Ethics Commission too often focuses on minor infractions and unduly stigmatizes politicians for unintentional mistakes, a legislative advisory board said in a report Tuesday.


The Texas State Capitol building. (credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas House Approves Change To Ethics Rules

Lawmakers would have to disclose more information about their campaign transactions under a bill that won approval in the Texas House.


Texas Governor Rick Perry participates in a U.S. Chamber of Commerce summit on "the role of free enterprise in job creation" on May 3, 2010 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Perry Fined $1,500 For Bad Disclosure Report

The Texas Ethics Commission has fined Gov. Rick Perry $1,500 for not reporting rental income on a home in College Station.


Rep. Joe Driver, R - Garland. (Credit: Facebook)

Probe Of Double Dipping Garland Lawmaker Intensifies

Texas prosecutors are stepping up their investigation of a lawmaker who admitted he pocketed thousands of dollars in state travel reimbursements, just as officials are laying out plans to tighten ethics rules at the Capitol.