The Texas Ethics Commission levied more than $140,000 in fines during 2010 in response to complaints that candidates, officeholders and others violated laws governing elections, lobbying or holding political office. That total, down slightly over the previous year, is part of $650,000 in fines since 2004. Use this database to explore these rulings and read the source documents. Confused? Read a tutorial, a related story or our ethics commission and sworn complaints topics pages, which have background material and aggregated coverage.
* Records are listed as they were released by the commission under the Texas Public Information Act. Titles, agencies and cities reflect information at the time of the fine. Some information in these fields also is missing.