Refreshing Texas Campaign Finance Regs

Law360, New York (September 6, 2011, 1:15 PM EDT) -- Recently there have been some big changes to Texas campaign finance laws. Below is a brief update on those changes originating from both the Texas legislature, which amended several campaign finance laws, and from the Texas Ethics Commission itself through advisory opinions.

Transportation, Lodging and Meals

For decades, the statute allowed an officeholder to accept transportation, lodging and meals if those benefits are accepted in connection with a conference or similar event in which the officeholder renders more than perfunctory services. In 2009, the Ethics Commission...
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