This is one in a series of occasional stories about ethics and transparency in the part-time Texas Legislature.
State Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin, and Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, each filed legislation on Thursday that would require personal financial statements submitted to the Texas Ethics Commission to be made available online.
Senate Bill 417, filed by Ellis, would require the Ethics Commission to make financial disclosures available no later than 10 business days on the commission’s website. The bill would also require the commission to group these filings together by office sought and/or being held.
“I filed this legislation because ...