Contributing Writer | 11/09/2020

When we were kids, the TV show Schoolhouse Rock taught us how laws were passed in Congress with its catchy “I’m Just a Bill” tune. Here’s a run-down on how it works in Texas. Why It’s Important: It’s important to understand how the system works because lawmakers often use the built-in deadlines to torpedo legislation …

Contributing Writer | 10/30/2020

The last campaign finance reports to be filed by Texas state-level candidates before Election Tuesday were due October 26 to the Texas Ethics Commission. With that latest update, all available pre-election campaign finance data for the 2020 election cycle is now included in Transparency USA’s Texas database. Here are a few highlights from the 2020 …

Tracy Marshall | 10/21/2020

The most closely watched battle in Texas state-level politics is the effort by Democrats to flip the Texas House to blue this November. If Democrats can hold the 12 seats they gained in 2018 and take nine more, they will control the Texas House for the first time in more than two decades. The upcoming …

Contributing Writer | 10/13/2020

Texas House District 92 includes Bedford, Euless, Hurst, and portions of other communities in Tarrant County. The Candidates In House District 92, Republican Jeff Cason and Democrat Jeff Whitfield are facing off in hopes of replacing retiring Republican State Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R-Bedford). Stickland held the Dallas-Fort Worth area seat for Republicans for three terms …

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Contributing Writer | 10/05/2020

*This report first appeared on Ballotpedia as a part of our ongoing partnership. We are proud to provide campaign finance data to Ballotpedia for state-level elections. Learn more about our partnership here.* The value of money in state-level politics extends beyond purchasing power. Campaign cash allows candidates to promote their message and turn out their …