Mayor Eric Johnson Names Lawyer Tim Powers As Ethics Reform CzarThe managing partner of international law firm Haynes & Boone will form a working group to focus on overhauling the city’s ethics code.
Consumer Justice Fights For Full Report On Spending At Grand Prairie ISDThe 2018-19 school year is about to begin, but huge questions loom over how millions of dollars were spent in the last few years.
Serving On Corporate Board While In Congress? That Could EndNew attention is being drawn to the freedom members of Congress have to serve on corporate boards or to buy and sell stock in industries they're responsible for overseeing.
EPA Chief Faces Capitol Hill Grilling Over Ethical MisstepsEnvironmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt faces potentially make-or-break hearings Thursday on Capitol Hill.
Trump Stands By EPA Chief As Probes Into His Conduct ExpandScott Pruitt is facing new and expanded ethics investigations for his handling of taxpayer dollars and possible perks he's gotten as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
House Ethics Panel Clears Texas Rep. Roger WilliamsWilliams, an auto dealer, was accused of a conflict of interest in offering a 2015 amendment to a transportation bill that would have benefited auto dealers.
MLB Receives Overall C+ In Racial, Gender Hiring PracticesAs Major League Baseball celebrates the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier.
Under Fire, Conway Maintains Support Of The PresidentHigh-profile White House counselor Kellyanne Conway has come under fire from Democratic and Republican lawmakers, fact checkers and the media. But she's maintained the support of her boss, President Donald Trump.
Republicans Reverse Course On Ethics ChangesA coalition of government watchdogs and scholars is expressing concern about a vote by House Republicans to gut the independent Office of Congressional Ethics.
Trump Adviser Says He Is Ditching 'Drain The Swamp' SloganOne of Donald Trump's advisers says the president-elect is no longer interested in his rallying cry "drain the swamp."
Federal Reserve Chair Yellen Likely To Face Questions About Wells FargoThe nation's second largest bank engaged in practices that allegedly allowed the bank to open millions of accounts without customers' permission.
Texas Lawyer Ordered To Watch What He 'Prays' For On FacebookTwice, in separate trials, the Ellis County District Attorney's office has convinced judges to stop attorney Mark Griffith from posting running commentary of a trial in his prayers on Facebook.
House Ethics Panel Investigating Texas GOP Rep. Roger WilliamsA congressional review panel says there is "substantial reason to believe" that a Republican congressman from Texas may have been perceived to be acting in his own financial interest when he offered an amendment to benefit auto dealers last year.
Texas Attorney General's $100K Gift Came Despite Agency RulesDocuments show the $100,000 that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton accepted from the head of a Dallas-based company his office was investigating came despite internal agency rules that prohibit such gifts.
Some Texas Legislators Criticize Use Of Emergency LeaveSome Texas legislators have criticized giving ex-state workers weeks or months of emergency leave in place of not-allowed severance pay or as settlements.