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Texas Attorney General Declines To Issue Opinion To Clarify Same-Sex Marriage Controversy In El Paso
El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal today announced that the Office of the Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has formally declined to issue a legal opinion regarding the granting of marriage licenses to individuals who have undergone sex change operations...
New State Law Prohibits Making Or Accepting Political Contributions Inside County Courthouse
New law will take effect on September 1, 2009 El Paso County Attorney José R. Rodríguez has informed County elected officials and County employees about a new state law that makes it a Class A misdemeanor criminal offense to make or accept political contributions...
Commissioner’s Court Endorses Legislative Proposal To Create El Paso County Ethics Commission
Bill Now Goes Before the Texas Legislature for Discussion and Approval By a 5-0 vote, the El Paso Commissioner's Court this morning approved proposed legislation to provide statutory authority and enhanced power to the current County Board of Ethics...
County Ethics Board Approves Legislative Proposal To Impose Civil And Criminal Penalties To County Public Servants, Lobbyist And Vendors Who Violate The Code Of Ethics
The El Paso County Ethics Board met this morning in a special meeting and approved proposed legislation to authorize the creation of an Ethics Commission. The Commission, in contrast to the current Ethics Board, would have the authority to enact an Ethics...