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Texas Special Election Set for House District 13

Austin Lobbyists Agree to Disclose Compensation

Texans Approve Ballot Measure to Loosen Lending Regulations

Austin to Consider Procurement Overhaul

San Antonio Ethics and Campaign Finance Revisions Move to Council for Approval

San Antonio Finalizes Campaign Finance Proposals

Texas Special Session Adjourns Sine Die

Texas Special Session in Full Swing

Texas Special Session Convenes

Texas Governor Calls July Special Session

Texas Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Austin Lobbying Ordinance Effective June 1

Dallas City Council Approves Ethics Overhaul

New Austin Campaign Finance Ordinance Under Consideration

Austin City Council Exempts Itself From Ethics Review

Texas Ethics Reform Passes in Senate

Corpus Christi Mayor Resigns Triggering May 6 Special Election

Corpus Christi Considering New Ethics Code Recommendations

Texas Legislators Push for Ethics Reform

Texas Ethics Commission Adopts New Lobbyist Registration Exception

Texas Representative Announces 2017 Resignation if Elected on Nov. 8

Dallas County, TX Approves New Purchasing Manual

Changes to Austin, Texas, Lobbying Law Effective June 1, 2017

Texas Ethics Commission Requests Funding for Future Litigation

Criminal Complaint Filed Against Former Texas Ethics Commissioner

Austin, Texas Campaign Finance Disclosure Amendments Take Effect

Austin, TX Moves Closer to New Lobbying Law

Austin, TX Campaign Contribution Blackout Period Ruled Unconstitutional

Houston, TX Updates Campaign Finance Code

Texas Ethics Commission Adopts Rules Changing Some Lobbying Regulations

Texas Ethics Commission Rules Adopted to Conform with House Bill 3517

Travis County, TX May Consider Lobbying Ordinance

Monday News Roundup

Special Elections for Texas House Seats to Be Held May 7

Austin, TX to Reform City Lobbying and Campaign Finance Laws

Austin, Texas Campaign Finance Rules Challenged

Commission Backs Proposed Changes to Austin, Texas Lobbying Law

Texas State House District No. 118 Special Election on November 3

Austin, TX Lobby Law Changes in the Works

Austin, Texas Campaign Finance Laws Challenged in Court

Texas Legislature Adjourns Sine Die

Special Election Announced in Texas

Texas Governor Wants Ethics Reform

Houston Ordinance Curtailing Political Contributions Preliminarily Blocked

TX Ethics Commission Issues Advisory Opinions and Proposed Rule Changes

Texas PAC Restriction Struck Down as Unconstitutional

Special Election Announced for Texas State Senate District 28 Seat

Texas Ethics Commission Picks Natalia Luna Ashley as Executive Director

Texas Rule Regarding Independent Expenditure-Only Committees Effective Today

One Week Remains for Tarrant County Elections Administrator

TX Ethics Advisory Opinion Offers Guidance on Registration Disclosure of Certain Compensation

Houston, Texas Wage Theft Ordinance Takes Effect

Texas Political Committee Treasurer Rule Takes Effect Today

Attorney General Running for Texas Governor Makes Ethics Proposals

Texas Ethics Commission Guidance: Independent Expenditure-Only PACs

Texas Special Election to Be Held for House District No. 50

Political Advertising Rules by Texas Ethics Commission Amended

Texas Third Special Session Adjourned

Texas Second Special Session Ends As Third Begins

Another Texas Special Session Announced for July 1

Texas Special Session Ends

Texas Legislature Adjourns and Special Session Called

Texas Lobbyists May Have to Report Political Consulting Service Employers

Texas Bill Introduces “Establishing Goodwill” into State Lobbying Law Definition of Communications with Lawmakers

May Elections May Move in El Paso

Texas Senate District 6 Special Election

New Vendor Rules Possible for HISD

Today’s Government Ethics News

Today’s Government Ethics News

Texas Primary Date Changed

Texas 30-day Pre-Election Reports Due March 5 Not Required

Texas 2012 Election Dates Change

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Texas Redistricting Case

Texas Lobbying Software Updated

Texas Ethics Commission Adopts Amendments to Campaign Finance Rules

Texas Ethics Commission To Be Evaluated

Facebook App Connects Public to Local Government

Legislative News from the States

Texas Legislature Adjourns, But Special Session Called

Lobbyist Registration Fees on Rise in Texas?

Everything is Bigger in Texas – Except a Legislative Per Diem

Texas Legislature to Consider Pay-to-Play during 2011 Session

Texas Bills Look to Slow Legislator-to-Lobbyist Transition

Houston City Council to Vote on Ethics Ordinance

Texas Ethics Commission Rolls Out New Lobbyist Software

Houston Group Sues to Strike Down Texas Campaign Finance Law