Regulating Campaigns and Lobbying, Seen and Unseen

State ethics regulators are weighing complaints sparked by the political campaigning and legislative influence of the conservative gadfly Michael Quinn Sullivan, Empower Texans and related organizations. But you won’t get a chance to watch most of it.

Two lawmakers accused Sullivan and his organizations of breaking the state’s election laws while inveighing against moderate Republicans in the 2012 primaries, and of violating the state’s lobby reporting laws in their conversations with lawmakers.

The Texas Ethics Commission has scheduled a confidential hearing for Tuesday — its second — as it decides whether the complaints have merit. It could drop the ...

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