Texas politicians want to issue editorial guidelines
Texas lawmakers, smarting from years of news reports about lavish spending by lobbyists and editorial calls for reform, struck back in a House ethics bill.
Along with provisions on legislative ethics, the bill includes an amendment that would impose new requirements for editorials by newspapers, television and radio stations.
Media groups say it's unconstitutional. Even the author, Rep. Eddie Cavazos, said they may be right and it may not make it through final passage.
As explained by Cavazos, the amendment would require editorials on legislative matters to be accompanied by a list of advertisers …