Texas Watchdog calls out City of Houston on ethics statements

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Over on the Texas Watchdog site, Trent Seibert and Crystal Hubbard have posted a story on City of Houston’s apparent difficulties complying with a state ethics disclosure law. Here’s an excerpt from the story:

Houston city officials have failed for the past two years to post ethics forms online as required by law, Texas Watchdog has learned.

The ethics forms are meant to make public any ties city officials may have to a business seeking a government contract.

On Wednesday – and only after Texas Watchdog questioned city officials about the missing ethics forms – the city posted a single conflict-of-interest form that was originally filed in 2006.

Texas Watchdog has also posted a number of forms that were filed, but (inexplicably) never made it to the City of Houston website.

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