Kalyn Stralow | 01/25/2021

Earlier this month, Transparency USA created a survey asking our Texas audience to help shape our content for the Texas Legislative Session. You weighed in on the topics that are most helpful as you seek the answers you need about the money in Texas politics. We wanted to share those results with you. Thanks to those …

Contributing Writer | 01/20/2021

Now that lawmakers have convened in Austin, private citizens and PACs are no longer able to make political contributions, so the sole financial influence on lawmakers during the legislative session comes from lobbyists. In fact, in session and out, lobbying is by far the biggest source of money in Texas politics — and taxpayers are …

Contributing Writer | 01/20/2021

For the 2020 election cycle (2019 – 2020), more than $109 million in taxpayer dollars was being spent to lobby Austin politicians. With our Lobbying Data feature, Texans can see which organizations hired lobbyists, who they hired, and how much they spent. In addition to pulling back the curtain on lobbying — the largest source …

Tracy Marshall | 01/19/2021

Transparency USA’s Texas Lobbying Data is a user-friendly database offering the most comprehensive, searchable source of information on the money spent to lobby Texas representatives in Austin.  You can see the names of the lobbyists who are “wining and dining” and seeking to persuade Texas politicians to vote in their favor. You can also see …

Contributing Writer | 01/13/2021

Every election cycle, the state of Michigan is locked in an ongoing struggle for political control between the two major parties. A look at our list of the top political action committees (PACs) that were active in Michigan in 2020 shows many of the most well-funded committees existed specifically to support the agenda of one …