House Disclosure Bill Won't Get a Vote

Bidness as Usual


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

Updated May 9, 5:15 p.m.: 

State Rep. Giovanni Capriglione's bill to require legislators to disclose government contracts with businesses in which they or their immediate family own at least a 50 percent stake won't get a vote in the House — unless he can tack it onto an Ethics Commission reform bill.  

The measure, House Bill 524, made it out of the House State Affairs Committee but couldn't squeeze onto the lower chamber's calendar ahead of Thursday ...

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