Our How It Works series simplifies the often-confusing world of state politics and campaign finance.
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 …

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 | 01/12/2021

**Editor’s Note: Since this article went live, the Texas House formally elected Dade Phelan as Speaker of the House.** Texas House Rep. Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) is expected to be the next Texas Speaker of the House to replace outgoing Speaker Dennis Bonnen.  After announcing a list of 83 members supporting his bid in November, Phelan …

Kalyn Stralow | 01/06/2021

**This survey is now closed.** 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 …

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 …