Tracy Marshall | 04/15/2020

Transparency Texas is excited to announce our newest feature: Texas Lobbying Data. After more than a year spent carefully building our user-friendly database, we now offer the most comprehensive, searchable source of information on the money spent to lobby your representatives in Austin.  You can see the names of the lobbyists who are “wining and …

Contributing Writer | 04/14/2020

Texas House District 92, which includes Hurst, Euless, Bedford and parts of Arlington, Fort Worth and Grand Prairie, has been targeted by Democrats in their effort to gain control of the Texas House. Needing only nine more seats to flip the House to the blue column, Democrats are targeting a list of house districts that …

Tracy Marshall | 04/08/2020

We’ve all been thinking about nothing except coronavirus news. But whether we are paying attention or not, the 2020 election season is moving forward. Here’s a quick five minute explainer to bring you up-to-date about all things related to the money in Texas politics. Check out these top ten takeaways about what’s happening so far …

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Tracy Marshall | 03/16/2020

In Sunday night’s Democratic presidential debate, frontrunner Joe Biden renewed his call for eliminating private money from elections and instead having federally-funded campaigns. Candidates from both sides of the aisle are increasingly interested in having the government fund their election efforts. Here are five reasons why more government control is the wrong way to make campaigns …

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Tracy Marshall | 03/09/2020

Super Tuesday’s biggest loser? The narrative that money can buy an election.  From the top of the ballot to the bottom, voters proved again and again they won’t be swayed by money alone. Here are some glaring examples: The most infamous case is Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg, who spent north of $500 million yet …