Tracy Marshall | 04/27/2021

On May 1, 10 candidates will be on the ballot in Fort Worth, each hoping to replace retiring Mayor Betsy Price. With a field that includes two members of the Fort Worth City Council and several other notable individuals, it is certain that the race in the Metroplex will be one to watch this spring. …

Transparency USA | 04/26/2021

On May 1, voters in Lubbock will be deciding the fate of Proposition A, which would declare the City of Lubbock as a “sanctuary for the unborn.” A hot-button issue from the start, Lubbock is experiencing a heightened level of outside interest in this local election. Proposition A was placed on the ballot in response …

Tracy Marshall | 04/22/2021

This article is Part 2 of a four-part series demonstrating how the money in a lobby sector can impact state politics and legislation. We’ve selected the Green Energy sector due to a resurgence of interest in a behind-the-scenes look at renewables following the 2021 snowstorms, but you can follow the money in any industry of …

Transparency USA | 04/09/2021

This article is Part 1 of a four-part series demonstrating how the money in a lobby sector can impact state politics and legislation. We’ve selected the Green Energy sector due to a resurgence of interest in a behind-the-scenes look at renewables following the 2021 snowstorms, but you can follow the money in any industry of …

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 …