Campaign Ethics

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2012

    Some Texas Tea Partiers Are Very Proud of Their Fight with a Dallas Teachers Union

    Earlier this month, the Texas Ethics Commission fined the Alliance of Dallas Educators United Teachers Political Action Committee, which most recently supported the doomed campaign of young Damarcus Offord, $600 for a handful of violations of campaign disclosure laws. I didn't write about it because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Rawlings Takes Shot at Natinsky For Not Speaking Up When Council Loosened Ethics

    Photo by Sam MertenRon Natinsky and Mike Rawlings at an early mayoral candidate forum​Two weeks ago, Schutze noted that the city council -- very quietly, very nonchalantly, very consent-agenda-y -- loosened up its own restrictions governing when and how developers with zoning cases at City Hall co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    Ethics Complaint Alleges Council Member Dave Neumann Accepted Nearly $28,000 in Donations Violating City Code

    A supporter of Casey Thomas filed an ethics complaint Monday against Dave Neumann, who's being challenged by Thomas for his District 3 city council seat, claiming he violated the Dallas City Code. Brian Wesley alleges Neumann accepted $27,925 in contributions that exceed the allowable $1,000 donatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Something About Tennell Atkins's Campaign Finance Reports Doesn't Quite Add Up

    With the city council campaign season heating up, we thought it would be worthwhile to take a look-see at some of the campaign finance reports of the incumbents to see how they've been spending their dough. Freshman council member Tennell Atkins emerged as our first subject after we noticed an unusu ... More >>

  • News

    February 14, 2008

    Mayor Tom Leppert Needs to Walk the Ethics Reform Talk

    If the mayor wants to raise the ethical bar at City Hall, he won't have far to reach

  • News

    July 13, 2006

    Old School

    DISD trustee Ron Price does everything you expect from a politician. These days that's a problem.

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    The Race Race

    In the battle for the District 6 council seat, the dark horse has a white face

  • News

    April 27, 2000

    Damaged goods

    What do you get for 50 bucks a meeting? Thomas Korosec sizes up the man and woman most likely to succeed Al Lipscomb.

  • News

    March 9, 2000

    Bench press

    A pack of well-heeled lawyers calls for the head of mercurial Dallas Judge John Marshall

  • News

    March 11, 1999

    Ignorance is bliss

    Two supposed champions of open government are pushing hard to keep campaign finance records off the Internet. What don't they want you to know?

  • News

    September 17, 1998

    Smoke-filled room

    When Dan Morales brokered Texas' $17.3 billion tobacco settlement, he blew away Governor Bush. He also made sure his friends got a few puffs.

  • News

    December 26, 1996

    Should Paul Fielding go to jail?

    He's violated the public trust and betrayed his own ethical standards. But is Dallas' perpetually annoying councilman guilty of fraud, perjury, and extortion?