December 21, 2015 •
Austin, TX to Reform City Lobbying and Campaign Finance Laws
On December 17, the Austin, Texas City Council voted to reform the city’s lobbying and campaign finance laws.
The council approved a lobbyist reform proposal, which includes initiating changes to city ordinances relating to the regulation of lobbyists and to the duties and functions of the Ethics Review Commission. The council also approved a resolution regarding mandating disclosure of campaign contributions and expenditures by non-profits and other entities not currently required to disclose their funding. The city manager has been directed by the council to write these ordinances, which will then be put to a vote by the council sometime in 2016.
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