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Campaign Finance Guides

  1. Campaign Finance Guide for Candidates and Officeholders Who File with Texas Ethics Commission (PDF | HTML)
  2. Campaign Finance Guide for Candidates and Officeholders Who File With Local Filing Authorities (PDF | HTML)
  3. Campaign Finance Guide for Judicial Candidates and Officeholders (PDF | HTML)
  4. Campaign Finance Guide for Political Committees (PDF | HTML)
  5. Campaign Finance Guide for Out-of-State Committee (PDF | HTML)
  6. Campaign Finance Guide for Political Parties (PDF | HTML)
  7. Political Fundraisers: What You Need to Know (PDF)
  8. Guidelines for Forming a Legislative Caucus (HTML)
  9. City Candidate Guide (PDF)
  10. Guide to a County Filing Authority's Duties Under the Campaign Finance Law (PDF | HTML)
  11. Guide to a Local Filing Authority's Duties Under the Campaign Finance Law (PDF | HTML)

Lobbying Guides

  1. Lobbying in Texas: A Guide to the Texas Laws (PDF | HTML)
  2. Legislative Advertising (HTML)

Personal Finance Guides

  1. PFS Instruction Guide (PDF)
  2. A Guide For All Elected and Appointed State Officers, Members of the Boards Of River Authorities, Executive Heads of State Agencies, and State Political Party Chairs (PDF)
  3. Chapter 159, Local Government Code for Local Filers (HTML)

Other Publications and Guides

  1. A Guide to Ethics Laws for State Officers and Employees (PDF | HTML)
  2. Representation Before State Agencies: A Guide to Chapter 2004, Government Code (HTML)
  3. A Guide to the Use of the Legislative Per Diem Set by the Texas Ethics Commission (PDF | HTML | BiFold)
  4. Can I Take It? - A Guide for Officers and Employees in the Executive Branch of State Government (PDF | HTML)
  5. Can I Take It? - A Guide for Members and Employees of the Legislature, the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Employees of the Governor and Lieutenant Governor (PDF | HTML)
  6. Can I Take this Trip? - A Texas Ethics Commission Guide to Acceptance of Trips by Government Officers and Employees (PDF | HTML)
  7. A Texas Ethics Commission Guide to the Revolving Door Provisions (PDF | HTML)
  8. Uses of Political Contributions (HTML)