Abbott, Davis Add More Fuel to Ethics Debate

As they put their focus squarely on the November general election for governor, Attorney General Greg Abbott and state Sen. Wendy Davis are pushing the issue of potential conflicts of interest for officeholders into a brighter political spotlight.

On Thursday, Abbott announced an addition to his far-reaching ethics policy proposal that would prohibit legislators and statewide leaders from serving as the bond counsel for any public entity. The proposal seemingly targets Davis, who has continued her legal work for several governmental or quasi-public entities that she has represented since 2010, while running for governor.

And the Davis campaign has continued ...

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