Saturated with oil money, Texas legislature saved industry from pollution rule

By David Hasemyer, Ben Wieder and Alan Suderman

An effort to impose stricter rules on Texas oil and gas operators in 2011 fizzled after the state legislature got involved.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas Ethics Commission":

"… nd $12.3 million, according to financial disclosure records filed with the Texas Ethics Commission. Saitas declined to comment for this article. Modest rules ignite uproar …"

State judges: We don't need no stinkin' disclosure

By John Dunbar, Reity O'Brien, Kytja Weir and Chris Young

Officials defend limited financial disclosure for high court judges.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas Ethics Commission":

"… le aren't),” the paper wrote. “The Texas Legislature and the Texas Ethics Commission are on notice.” Other comments The District of Columbia (15 …"

Wendy Davis kicks fundraising into top gear

By Adam Wollner

State senator from Texas raising profile — and big money — in D.C. as she mulls gubernatorial bid.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas Ethics Commission":

"… Davis raised more than $933,000 in the final two weeks of June, a recent Texas Ethics Commission report shows. About one-third of that money came from outside the state, …"

Policing the politicians; state ethics commissions lack muscle

By Caitlin Ginley

Underfunded, politically crippled commissions frequently do little more than slap wrists

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas Ethics Commission":

"… hat do have ethics panels, some are clearly making an honest go of it. The Texas Ethics Commission, charged with overseeing campaign finance and lobbying reports, is one of …"

"… th in the state ethics law.”Policing the Powerful: No Teeth, No Bite The Texas Ethics Commission consists of eight board members: four appointed by the governor, two by th …"

"… ts, it would affect my vote,” she said.Attorney Fred Lewis said that the Texas Ethics Commission often finds itself in a tight spot, as the legislature ultimately controls …"

"… osition. “They realize it’s the hand that feeds them,” he said. Texas Ethics Commissioner Paul Hobby, who was appointed by the House speaker in December, said the …"

Grading the nation: How accountable is your state?

By Caitlin Ginley

Our State Integrity Investigation reveals corruption risks in all 50 states

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas Ethics Commission":

"… e entity they are charged with overseeing — the governor’s office. The Texas Ethics Commission is comprised of appointees by the governor and legislature, which not only …"

More cities offering wireless Internet access

By David Baumgarten

Bells call it unfair competition

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas Ethics Commission":

"… ts list SBC as a client for 2005 on registration forms they filed with the Texas Ethics Commission — on the statehouse in Austin. With Verizon lobbyists also supporting H. …"

Under pressure

By Robert Morlino

Hot-button issues spur lobby spending as some states weaken disclosure

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas Ethics Commission":

"… s for their efforts. In Texas, lobbyists disclose salaries in a range. The Texas Ethics Commission reported that lobbyists earned somewhere between $132,485,542 and $516,155 …"

Enron top brass accused of dumping stock were big political donors

By John Dunbar, Robert Moore and MaryJo Sylwester

WASHINGTON, January 9, 2002 — Twenty-four top executives and board members at Enron Corp. contributed nearly $800,000 to national political

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bush administration":

"… executives and to examine the company’s high-level communications to the Bush administration.The Senate committee will look into whether executives or board members br …"