Our How It Works series simplifies the often-confusing world of state politics and campaign finance.
Transparency USA | 01/30/2018

New data is here, which means it’s time for citizens to take action. Our team has been busy working to pull the most recent Texas campaign finance reports, eliminate errors and duplicates, and format the information in a way that’s easy for you to understand and search. We encourage you to use our website to …

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Tracy Marshall | 11/29/2017

In five minutes or less, you can understand what kinds of organizations have to report the names of donors and what kinds don’t. Here’s the quick run down. Organizations That Don’t Have to Disclose Their Donors: Private Organizations and Businesses –  Generally speaking, the internal matters (names of donors, members, customers, and investors) of private …

Tracy Marshall | 10/25/2017

Yes, ten million. That’s how much money Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus has in the bank. As of the most recent reports, Speaker Straus has approximately $10,039,844 in his campaign account. Straus announced today he will not seek re-election as Speaker or to the Texas House of Representatives. More than 75 county GOP …

Transparency USA | 08/09/2017

At Transparency Texas, our mission is to serve you, the freedom-loving citizens of Texas, by providing clear, easy-to-understand information about the money flowing through political hands in our great state. Most importantly, the information must be accurate. A recent study done by the Campaign Finance Institute found that the Texas Ethics Commission (the agency responsible …

Transparency USA | 07/19/2017

You’ll notice the campaign finance data on our website goes only to March 22, 2017. The reason? That’s the most recent data the Texas Ethics Commission (TEC) has released for download. Earlier this week, on Monday, July 17th, to be exact, the January 1, 2017 – June 30, 2017 semi-annual campaign finance reports were due …