Most Statewide Candidates Won't Release Tax Returns

In a state where efforts to improve elected officials' financial disclosure have been repeatedly left on the table, nearly four-fifths of the candidates currently vying for statewide office either did not respond to a Texas Tribune request to release their tax returns or declined to provide them.

Of the 48 statewide candidates across three parties who have filed for or say they are running for major statewide office — governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, comptroller, land commissioner, agriculture commissioner and railroad commissioner — 10 released their last three tax returns at the Tribune's request.

State officials are not required ...

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