Tribpedia: Bidness As Usual Project

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With a conflict disclosure system rife with holes, virtually toothless ethics laws often left to the interpretation of the lawmakers they are supposed to regulate, and a Legislature historically unwilling to make itself more transparent, Texans know exceedingly little about who or what influences the people elected to represent them. And they have no way to differentiate between lawmakers motivated ...

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News App: Expanding the Ethics Explorer

We've expanded the officials in our Ethics Explorer to include the judges on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the members of the State Board of Education. We've also updated our existing analysis on members of the Legislature.

Gov. Rick Perry shakes hands with well-wishers after his announcement that he will not seek reelection in 2014.
Gov. Rick Perry shakes hands with well-wishers after his announcement that he will not seek reelection in 2014.

Polling Center: Ethics and Public Opinion of Rick Perry

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Texas voters are concerned about public ethics, and about some of the issues that have attached to the governor over the last 12 years — but they're partisan about it, and that has made all the difference for Rick Perry.