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Transparency USA | 06/15/2021

The floodgates of Texas political giving are about to reopen on June 21 and they will not close again while the Texas Legislature convenes for upcoming special sessions. Laws Meant to Uphold Legislative Integrity During the regular session, strict regulations require Texas lawmakers to stop accepting donations to their campaign finance accounts. The moratorium on …

Transparency USA | 05/19/2021

A bill is making its way through the 134th Ohio General Assembly this year that would have major implications on campaign finance law. House Bill 13 seeks to regulate the disclosure of private money donated to 501c4 organizations — often referred to as “dark money” groups. A Delicate Balance: Transparency vs. Privacy The disparaging moniker …

Transparency USA | 03/30/2021

Last month, the bill attempting to ban taxpayer-funded lobbying appeared unlikely to make it out of the Texas House State Affairs Committee. The atmosphere has shifted in the last week, after so many people came to testify at a hearing for House Bill 749 that the meeting lasted until early the next morning. The sheer …

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Transparency USA | 03/02/2021

The For the People Act of 2021—known as H.R. 1 in the House and S.1 in the Senate—was introduced in the US House on January 4 as a primary concern of the Biden administration, and passed in the U.S. House on March 3rd. An almost identical bill was introduced in 2019, and passed in the …

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 …