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VisitDallas agrees to financial reporting changes – but is that enough?

The Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau has agreed to changes in the way it reports its finances in the wake of revelations that it...
paid sick leave

Legislators file bills to stop cities’ actions on paid sick leave

Gov. Greg Abbott wasted no time getting behind bills filed this week that would prohibit cities from dictating pay and benefits guidelines, including mandatory...
Georgetown

Georgetown newspaper says mayor threatened editor over coverage

It’s hard to tell what’s going on in Georgetown without a scorecard. In the bustling enclave about an hour north of Austin, city officials have...

Uresti handed five-year concurrent sentence for bribery

Former state Sen.Carlos Uresti has had a five-year concurrent sentence for bribery added to the 12 years he got in June for his role...
video

Houston legislator tries to outlaw tax-funded water parks, VisitDallas failed to...

State Sen. Paul Bettencourt intends to file a bill that would prevent a public school district from using general fund money for a project...
Texas money

Study shows Texas Enterprise Fund grantees went behind closed doors to...

Companies that receive millions of dollars in incentives to locate to Texas frequently renegotiate their contacts, often in secret, to get better deals at...
ethics fine

In Texas, more than a million dollars in ethics fines have...

State Rep. Ron Reynolds accomplished his goal of getting out of jail before the beginning of the 86th session of the Texas Legislature, but...
auditor

Why are political leaders avoiding naming a new top auditor?

Texas has had no state auditor for more than three years; a month into this legislative session, it is unclear whether state leaders intend...
taxes

VisitDallas failed to clearly report CEO loans in tax filings

VisitDallas failed to publicly record $190,000 in loans given to CEO Phillip Jones in 2015 and 2016, and a source close to the agency...