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Ethically Unchallenging
Chris Bell's attorney explains why they're taking Perry to court, instead of to the Texas Ethics Commission.
"...didn't the former U.S. rep take this to the Texas Ethics Commission, the body that is supposed to be..."

Nov. 21, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...by the Supreme Court rejection of the state's South Texas map was submitted last Friday, and GOP leaders decided..."

July 21, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...• The Planning Commission intends to take another run at street connectivity. At..."

March 24, 2006 News Feature

'He's Forked Himself'
Our Full conversation with Louis Dubose about 'The Hammer'
"...Majority Leader DeLay, R-Sugar Land, who rose from South Texas oil fields to small pest-control businessman, to Texas state..."

Oct. 29, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

And They're Off!
Money flows into Texas House horse races
"...took nearly a week to show up on the Ethics Commission Web site – collected $121,450 during the same..."

July 30, 2004 News Feature by Amy Smith

Tweaking the Elephant's Booty
The TRMPAC lawsuit rumbles into Travis Co. court
"...Another lump of Texas elephant dung rumbled into court this week, as attorneys..."

March 12, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Naked City
Beyond City Limits
"...The Hays Co. Commissioners Court both gained and lost ground in another round..."

May 16, 2003 News Feature

The Road to 10-1: Western Additions
Add two more – Districts 8 and 10
"...Neal Kocurek Scholarship Fund, Meals on Wheels, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation...."

June 24, 2014 News Post by Michael King

There They Go ... Here They Come Again
A no-drama session ends – will a high-drama special follow?
"...bolting some of its terms into SB 219, the Ethics Commission Sunset bill. In a double blow over the..."

May 31, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Drug Testing State Officials? Senator Says It's Only Fair
Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. asks for accountability
"...proposing that his fellow senators, state representatives, and other Texas elected officials should be able to say the same..."

April 19, 2013 News Feature by Jordan Smith

Dems Rake in the Dough
Central Texas Republicans just can't keep up
"...if the latest campaign finance reports registered with the Texas Ethics Commission are any gauge, Central Texas Democrats aiming..."

Oct. 10, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

HD 46: Dukes Routs Thompson
Dawnna Dukes closes out a volatile contest
"...Thompson's cause benefited from a complaint lodged with the Texas Ethics Commission over incorrect campaign finance reports by Dukes..."

March 7, 2008 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...God wants and that is not tax themselves." – Texas Tax Reform Commission Chairman John Sharp, ridiculing a coalition..."

March 31, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...time, the Supreme Court is hearing arguments in the Texas re-redistricting case. Our Michael King is in Washington and..."

March 3, 2006 News Feature

Who Are These Guys?
Dem primary candidates try to strike a campaign flame
"...their own can't possibly win a statewide post in Texas, much less the governor's seat, in 2006. Of course,..."

Feb. 10, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Mad Parent PAC Funding Report
Texas Parent PAC reports raising nearly $56,000 since starting up six months ago
"...The Texas Parent PAC, a fledgling committee borne out of frustration..."

Jan. 27, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

On the Lege
Recruiting Tools
"...on his first day in office, the freshman land commissioner asked Gov. George W. Bush to approve raises for..."

Feb. 5, 1999 News Column

A New Era for the Travis County Democratic Party
After years of infighting and a tumultuous election in March, the TCDP must now proceed as one
"...the Wendy Davis filibuster and a partnership with Battleground Texas. "There were exciting things happening, and it was a..."

June 15, 2018 News Feature by Nina Hernandez

A Sign Ahead of Its Time?
District 6 Council candidate Jimmy Flannigan takes aim at incumbent Don Zimmerman for allegedly posting campaign signs too early
"...days after the election), along TxDOT roadways, as per Texas Ethics Commission rules via TxDOT...."

July 29, 2016 News Feature by Mary Tuma

News Roundup: Arrests, Assaults, and Assholes
When city politics get dirty
"...Sullivan lives in Travis County, and so must face ethics charges in Travis County. That's the ruling of the..."

Nov. 9, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Naked City
News briefs from Austin, the region, and beyond
"...Texas House: Howard's Republican Rivals..."

Oct. 23, 2009 News Feature

HD 48 GOP Primary a Race
Second Republican planning to challenge Rep. Donna Howard
"...reports that Neil has filed his paperwork with the Texas Ethics Commission, and sure enough, the name Daniel Patrick..."

Oct. 19, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

LegeLines
Quick hits from the Capitol
"...Senate voted to change the obsolete name of the Texas Railroad Commission – which has nothing to do with..."

May 8, 2009 News Feature by the News Staff

Campaign Finance: Take the Money and Hide
Of the few campaign finance reforms under consideration, none have bright prospects.
"...with HB 795) to strengthen the powers of the Texas Ethics Commission. "A lot of serious work is being..."

April 11, 2003 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
"...• The Community Development Commission Housing Committee, headed by housing advocate Karen Paup, is..."

Oct. 12, 2007 News Feature

Business Leaders Hire Lobbyists to Battle Dirty Coal
Coalition of free-market well-to-dos formed to oppose Texas' 17 proposed pulverized coal power plants fights electric utilities using their own weapon of choice – lobbyists
"...The founders of the Dallas-based Texas Business for Clean Air, an unlikely coalition of free-market..."

Feb. 23, 2007 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Bentzin's Tangled Web of Backers
An elite crew of critters helped bankroll Bentzin's unsuccessful, half-million dollar District 48 campaign
"...pass school voucher legislation and expand gaming interests in Texas) had hoped to further their run of good luck..."

Feb. 24, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

Naked City
Headlines and Happenings from Austin and Beyond
"...they have fewer on the Senate side: 60." – Texas House Speaker Tom Craddick, guest-teaching a Mendez Middle School..."

April 22, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

Eight Reps Enter, One Speaker Leaves … Eventually
Welcome to what may be the biggest, longest speaker race ever.
"...eight state representatives having filed their paperwork with the Texas Ethics Commission. Here's the confirmed scorecard to date: Republicans:..."

June 1, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Campaign War Chest
Secretary of State Roger Williams' officeholder account is brimming with more than $200,000 in donor cash, suggesting that he has been stumping for dollars ever since Gov. Perry appointed him to the post in 2004.
"...according to institutional memories of some Capitol old-timers and Texas Ethics Commission records from the last six or seven..."

Aug. 18, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

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