Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Texas Senate today passed a strong ethics bill.  SB14 passed by a vote of 31-0 and is on its way to the House.  The bill, while generally supported by reform groups, lacks a number of fundamental reform provisions long-advocated by TPJ.  Here is TPJ's statement on the bill:

"The Senate took a first step down the trail to a little-less corruption in Texas.  We encourage the House to follow the Senate's path but do a little bit better.  Texas ethics laws remain riddled with deep chasms and dark holes that still need to be filled." 

Read a summary of the bill from the Star-Telegram's Dave Montgomery.
Read Jay Root's story on the bill's passage in the Texas Tribune