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Dawnna Dukes Finds Herself on the Wrong Side of the Texas Ethics Commission Again
"...herself once again outside the bounds of the state's ethics rules. The Texas Ethics Commission is suing Dukes for..."

March 15, 2019 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Ethics Commission Fines Hecht
Texas Supreme will have to pay $29,000 fine for accepting a donation larger than the law allows, and for failing to report it
"...Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht has been fined $29,000..."

Dec. 5, 2008 News Post by Jordan Smith

Questionable Ethics at the Ethics Commission?
A whistleblower lawsuit and a gubernatorial appointment raise questions about the state of ethics at the Texas Ethics Commission
"...It's been more than a year since former Texas Ethics Commission lawyer Robert Schmidt filed a whistle-blower lawsuit..."

June 4, 2004 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Ethics Commission: 'Mucus' Quacks Like a Lobbyist
TEC hits Michael Quinn Sullivan with maximum fine for acting as an unregistered lobbyist
"...In a July 21 ruling, the Texas Ethics Commission found that Sullivan (aka "MQS" or "Mucus"..."

July 25, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Ethics Complaint Filed Against Meeker and Former Treasurer
Former lobbyist and Leffingwell supporter alleges ad violated Texas election law
"...Mike Blizzard on Wednesday filed a complaint with the Texas Ethics Commission against Place 1 City Council candidate Jason..."

April 16, 2008 News Post by Lee Nichols

Toothless Ethics
The Texas Ethics Commission has its own ethical problems, a fired staffer says.
"...A whistleblower lawsuit filed Nov. 27 against Texas Ethics Commission officials alleges that the agency charged with..."

Dec. 6, 2002 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Ethics Lawyer Changes Places
Texas Ethics Commission executive director Karen Lundquist moves on
"...The Texas Ethics Commission, one of the most identity-challenged agencies in..."

July 16, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Never Enough Time for Ethics
House GOP leadership seems determined to pretend bipartisan reform bill quietly disappearsName(s) of subject
"...only one who counts – to move a bipartisan ethics bill out of her committee to the House floor...."

April 22, 2005 News Column by Amy Smith

Zimmerman's Ethics
Former council member resolves complaint for paying wife to help with 2014 campaign
"...this week, as the Austin Bulldog reported that an ethics complaint filed against him has been finally resolved –..."

June 30, 2017 News Feature by Michael King

Bell Pushes Ethics Reform
Chris Bell lays out his Don't Mess With Ethics campaign
"...In Texas, trying to rally public enthusiasm for ethics reform can..."

Oct. 21, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Dukes vs. Ludlow ... vs. Ethics
Dukes files CFR late, again; Ludlow seeks to make it a campaign issue
"...In Texas, campaigns must submit a finance report to the Texas..."

Oct. 31, 2014 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Oh, Now They Care About Ethics
Former Democratic rep gets $10,000 fine; similar fine for Republican successor was reduced
"...It's extremely rare when the Texas Ethics Commission penalizes elected officials who are late filing..."

Jan. 21, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

Texas Republicans Dodge Criminal Campaign Finance Bullet
Republican Party of Texas cuts deal with Travis County on corporate money charges.
"...In a far-reaching deal between the Republican Party of Texas and Travis Co. Attorney David Escamilla, the state party..."

Nov. 25, 2005 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

All Politics Is Local at Texas Tribune Festival
Evan Smith leads the fest’s move Downtown and brings national newsmakers to Austin
"...off Evan Smith's invitation to appear at this weekend's Texas Tribune Festival – for free, just like the hundreds..."

Sept. 28, 2018 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Thompson Wins Ethics Assault
Texas Ethics Commission rejects claim HD 46 challenger broke rules.
"...mudslinging in the House District 46 race, but the Texas Ethics Commission has thrown out one attack on challenger..."

March 2, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Bell files ethics complaint
"...Democrat Chris Bell said today he has filed an ethics complaint against Health and Human Services chief Albert Hawkins,..."

Nov. 2, 2006 News Post by Amy Smith

The Hottest Race in Texas
The David Fisher-Todd Staples Senate Contest in East Texas Will Decide the Fate of the State Senate -- and the U.S. House
"...personal political event was in progress up in East Texas. In the auditorium of Frankston High School in Anderson..."

Oct. 27, 2000 News Feature by Michael King

Funeralgate Hits Texas
What Did Bush Know?
"...a lobbyist who helped pass a bill through the Texas Legislature overhauling the TFSC and ousting board chair McNeil...."

July 9, 1999 News Feature by Robert Bryce

Did Patterson Violate Judicial Ethics?
Former state Rep. Glen Maxey says Patterson violated code of conduct
"...Maxey this morning filed a complaint with the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, arguing that 3rd Court of Appeals..."

Nov. 30, 2009 News Post by Jordan Smith

The Road to 10-1 Ethics Charges Flying in D3 & D6
Where do Susana Almanza's donors work? Where does Jay Wiley live?
"...Last Friday, Sept. 5, the Ethics Review Commission addressed the case of Susana Almanza's campaign..."

Sept. 12, 2014 News Feature by Amy Kamp

Maxey Files Ethics Complaint Against Patterson
Did judge tell the truth?
"...Maxey on Monday filed a complaint with the State Commission on Judicial Conduct, arguing that 3rd Court of Appeals..."

Dec. 4, 2009 News Feature by Jordan Smith

State Commission Considers Keller's Fate
Keller's execution-day decisions under microscope again
"...Babcock, tell it, it was Richard's attorneys with the Texas Defender Service who were more to blame for Richard's..."

June 25, 2010 News Feature by Jordan Smith

WilCo, Texas Fair Defense Project Duke It Out
WilCo attempting to discredit TFDP by alleging ethics violations in complaint pending before Texas Supreme Court's Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
"...Williamson County is attempting to discredit the Texas Fair Defense Project by alleging ethics violations in a..."

Feb. 2, 2007 News Feature by Patricia J. Ruland

Libertarian Ludlow Seeks Press Against Dukes
Who has most to lose from HD46 ethics complaint?
"...The Texas Ethics Commission doesn't like it when candidates file ethics..."

Oct. 20, 2014 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Conservative Kingmaker Compares TEC to Third Reich
Empower Texans boss under investigation for unregistered lobbying
"...and lobbyists have muttered under their breath about the Texas Ethics Commission. But even in those low tones, they..."

Nov. 15, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Craddick's Cash
Texans for Public Justice file ethics complaint about former speaker
"...for Public Justice have filed a complaint with the Texas Ethics Commission accusing the Texas Jobs & Opportunity Build..."

Oct. 7, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Unidentified person of interest will make self known to investigators
"...A standoff between the Texas Ethics Commission and Travis Co. prosecutors ended last week..."

May 20, 2005 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Last Don
Bob Bullock: The Crusty Boss of Texas Politics
"...most powerful -- and most feared -- politician in Texas. His longevity, volatile temper, encyclopedic knowledge of state issues,..."

Jan. 31, 1997 News Feature by Robert Bryce

News Roundup: Council Gets Dirty
Representatives engage in ... legal combaaaaaat!
"...encourage Uber/Lyft drivers to get fingerprinted alongside other regulations; ethics investigators have a field day; and more......"

Feb. 8, 2016 News Post by the News Staff

The De-Railers
RR Commission Challengers Say the Office Is Off-Track
"...Is it time to derail the Texas Railroad Commission? Three of the four candidates running for..."

Nov. 1, 1996 News Feature by Karl Pallmeyer

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