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This is one in a series of occasional stories about ethics and transparency in the part-time Texas Legislature.
Updated May 2, 1:50 p.m.:
Freshman state Rep. Giovanni Capriglione's bill to require legislators to disclose government contracts with businesses in which they or their immediate family own at least a 50 percent stake has squeezed out of the House State Affairs Committee.
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Commissioners work session hears Chamber of Commerce officials talk tourism. Main meeting sees another building condemned.
The state Constitution prohibits government entities from recognizing domestic partnerships and offering insurance benefits to those couples, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott wrote in an opinion on Monday.
In the nonbinding opinion, Abbott determined that local jurisdictions that offer such benefits “have created and recognized something” — domestic partnerships — “not established by Texas law.”
The League of Women Voters and Amarillo College co-sponsored and hosted a candaiate forum thursday evening. Candidates for the AC Board of Regents, the city of Amarillo mayoral race and City Commission spoke at the forum. Click Read More to see the video