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4 ethics reforms state Sen. Van Taylor says are important to build public trust


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At the beginning of the 84th legislative session two years ago, Gov. Greg Abbott declared ethics reform an “emergency item” for lawmakers to consider. But by the end of the session, that urgency did not result in any meaningful changes as the House and Senate’s ethic reforms package spectacularly crumbled. A bill field that would have restricted retiring legislators from directly transitioning to becoming lobbyists. Another piece of legislation that would have prohibited politicians convicted of corruption charges from taking pensions did not pass. Meanwhile, a loophole allowing legislators to not disclose a spouse’s wealth and potentially hide some of […]

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