State contractor fined, prison guards indicted, HCC bribery report released, possible audit for Austin

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A key state contractor has been fined $500,000 by the Securities and Exchange Commission for alleged political contributions to candidates in the governor and attorney generals’ races in 2013 and 2014.

A prison guard major who resigned and three guards who were fired after corruption was uncovered at the W.F. Ramsey Unit in Rosharon have been indicted by a Brazoria County grand jury.

Houston Community College can do better with its procurement process by reducing chances for trustees to exert improper influence, says a report ordered last year by college administrators.

The organizer of a drive for an outside city audit in Austin said he has more than 32,000 signatures, thousands more than are needed to put the audit question on the Nov. 6 ballot.

Also this week:

Lawsuit over bus camera technology isn’t likely to clear the water for schools

Former Richardson trustee sues school board, district, over open-meetings practices

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