This is one in a series of occasional stories about ethics and transparency in the part-time Texas Legislature.
Gov. Rick Perry has vetoed a divisive measure that would have forced some tax-exempt, politically active nonprofits to disclose their donors. That effectively kills the measure for this session; lawmakers stripped a similar amendment from an Ethics Commission reform bill on Friday.
In his veto statement — the first of the session — Perry said the bill "would have a chilling effect" on donors' constitutional rights to freedom of speech and association.
“At a time when our federal government is assaulting the ...