Every two years, Texas lawmakers gather in Austin for 140 days to do their work. The 86th Session of the Texas Legislature convened at noon today.
Here’s what you need to know:
While campaign contributions have temporarily ceased with the start of the legislative session, another kind of financial influence has just begun — lobbying. And while lawmakers can’t accept new contributions, they can spend those they’ve already received. We’ll be keeping an eye on the spending by lobbyists and legislators alike, making sure you know the truth about the money in Texas politics.
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