Contributing Writer | 01/13/2021

Every election cycle, the state of Michigan is locked in an ongoing struggle for political control between the two major parties. A look at our list of the top political action committees (PACs) that were active in Michigan in 2020 shows many of the most well-funded committees existed specifically to support the agenda of one …

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 …

Contributing Writer | 01/07/2021

Each election year, all eyes focus on the Sunshine State, where Florida voters are always expected to vote in key battleground contests. This cycle was no different, with Floridians deciding races that will shape their state for years to come. In addition to the candidates who place their names on the ballot, political action committees …

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 …