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Texas Attorney General Rules El Paso County Attorney Is Required To Give Legal Representation To The Ethics Commission
El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal today announced that Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has issued a legal opinion that confirms the El Paso County Ethics Commission must obtain legal advice from the El Paso County Attorney. AG Opinion No. GA-0817...
Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit That Challenged Constitutionality Of The County’s Ethics Legislation
El Paso County Attorney Jo Anne Bernal today announced that a Federal District Judge has dismissed a legal challenge filed by a local civil rights activist against the El Paso County's Ethics Legislation approved by the Texas Legislature last year...
County Judge Withdraws Lawsuit Against El Paso County
El Paso County Attorney José R. Rodríguez announced today that County Judge Anthony Cobos has dropped the lawsuit he filed against the County of El Paso seeking to stop the El Paso County Board of Ethics from investigating an ethics complaint filed against...
County Officials Testify Before The Texas Legislature In Support Of Creating A County Ethics Commission
El Paso County Attorney José R. Rodríguez and Precinct 1 County Commissioner Anna Pérez will testify today in Austin before the Texas Legislature in support of a bill that would give the County of El Paso the authority to create an "Ethics Commission"...
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...