Jim Clancy and Paul Hobby: The TT Interview

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This is one in a series of occasional stories about ethics and transparency in the part-time Texas Legislature.

The new chairman and vice chairman of the eight-member Texas Ethics Commission board — Republican Jim Clancy and Democrat Paul Hobby — sat down with the Tribune to talk about the state’s existing disclosure rules, their efforts to prioritize certain types of ethics complaints and the reforms they anticipate in the 83rd legislative session. Below is an edited transcript of the interview. 

TT: The Ethics Commission recently underwent “sunset”— the standard agency review process that generally leads to reform legislation. What were your ...

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