Texas Ethics Commission
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 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.
The Texas Ethics Commission is up for review and some possible changes at the state Legislature.
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’s father has issued a fundraising letter asking donors to open their pocketbooks because his son “is considering” running for Texas Land Commissioner.
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.
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.
Lawmakers would have to disclose more information about their campaign transactions under a bill that won approval in the Texas House.
The Texas Ethics Commission has fined Gov. Rick Perry $1,500 for not reporting rental income on a home in College Station.
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.