This was a night in the House that left no one happy.
So far this legislative session, Texas lobbyists have spent $1.8 million feeding members of the legislature, their staffs and other state officials.
Senator John Whitmire accuses two Republican senators of trying to use a new ethics bill as political payback.
Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw today proved he can be every bit as political on ethics issues as any Travis County district attorney.
Texas Senate votes 20-11 to turn prosecution of state officials corruption cases over to hometown judges, juries and prosecutors.
I have to admire the Tribune‘s Ross Ramsey. If you have to adopt a cause, you might as well make it a hopeless one. In Ramsey’s case, it’s ethics reform. I’m going to make a small suggestion that might spur the Ethics Commission to action. Two high-profile cases
There are relatively few safeguards against a legislator’s potential conflict of interest turning into an actual conflict of interest.
Ann Richards gets ready for prime time.