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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.

05/01/2014

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.

07/15/2013

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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.

04/15/2013

Texas Flag High Winds

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.

02/26/2013

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.

11/15/2012

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.

11/09/2012

Texas State Capitol

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.

06/06/2012

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.

05/05/2011

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.

03/24/2011

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.

CBSDFW.COM–11/30/2010