There are relatively few safeguards against a legislator’s potential conflict of interest turning into an actual conflict of interest.
January 14, 2013 | by Erica Grieder | Ethics
After telecommunications tycoon Steve Smith bought the Big Bend town of Lajitas on a whim for $4.25 million, he spent perhaps $100 million more developing what was going to be a five-star, world-class getaway. The desert, however, had other ideas.
December 1, 2007 | by John Spong | Feature