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Kalyn Stralow | 01/06/2021

As Texas enters its 87th legislative session on January 12, Transparency USA will continue to bring you access to the latest data from the money in state-level politics. In addition to campaign finance numbers, 2021 is our first year to provide citizens with access to lobbying data from the very beginning of the legislative session. We want to …

Tracy Marshall | 12/17/2020

As 2020 draws to a close, we’ve taken a look back at the year’s three biggest stories from the money in Texas politics. Here’s a quick look at those stories and what we can learn moving forward. 1. Outside money poured in to help Democrats flip the Texas House, to no avail. A top goal …

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Tracy Marshall | 12/01/2020

With threats to blacklist Trump supporters making headlines, Transparency USA has been getting questions about whether political donors can be “doxxed,” along with requests to remove donors’ names from our site. It’s worth noting that doxxing doesn’t just happen on one side of the aisle. This fall, among other examples, celebrity rapper Cardi B reported …

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 …

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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 …