Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, filed three bills in the Texas Legislature that would effectively shut down a giant loophole that allows lobbyists — often under pressure from legislators — to avoid naming names when they fill out their mandatory spending and entertainment reports with the Texas Ethics Commission.
Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, filed three bills in the Texas Legislature that would effectively shut down a giant loophole that allows lobbyists — often under pressure from legislators — to avoid naming names when they fill out their mandatory spending and entertainment reports with the Texas Ethics Commission. Rodolfo Gonzalez AP
Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin, filed three bills in the Texas Legislature that would effectively shut down a giant loophole that allows lobbyists — often under pressure from legislators — to avoid naming names when they fill out their mandatory spending and entertainment reports with the Texas Ethics Commission. Rodolfo Gonzalez AP

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Texas lawmaker seeks to close secrecy loophole for lobbyists

February 17, 2015 3:50 PM

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