Ethics Commission to Debate Fundraising Opinion

Bidness as Usual

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

The Texas Ethics Commission’s board convenes Thursday to choose new leadership for 2013 — a year when the agency is facing legislative scrutiny and a likelihood of reform.

But before that happens, its commissioners will review an ethics opinion they did not agree on two months ago, over the role the state’s elected officials can play in nonprofit organizations.

Attorneys at the Ethics Commission, a depository for financial, campaign and lobby filings that also advises legislators on how to interpret state law, provided ...

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