As the 87th Texas legislative session resumes after a two week adjournment, efforts to ban taxpayer-funded (TPF) lobbying are back in the spotlight. Considered priority legislation by the Republican Party of Texas, bills were once again filed by State. Rep. Mayes Middleton (R—Wallisville) in the House, and State Sen. Bob Hall (R—Edgewood) in the Senate.
Texas State Senate District 2
$104,522Cash on Hand
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|$10,000.00||Farris & JoAnn Wilks|
|$10,000.00||Timothy M and Terri Dunn|
|$7,500.00||Defend Texas Liberty PAC|
|$5,000.00||Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC|
|$3,500.00||Charter Schools Now PAC|
|$2,500.00||CenterPoint Energy, Inc. Texas Political Action Committee|
|$2,500.00||Kyle L and Jamie Stallings|
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|$12,665.01||Law Office of Tony McDonald|
|$12,513.21||Gables Park Tower|
|$6,255.00||Fundraising Solutions Inc|
|$5,094.18||Rockwall County Republican Party (P)|
|$5,000.00||Texas Republican Party (P)|
|$4,861.72||TDCJ- Texas Department of Criminal Justice Manufacturing and Logistics|
|$4,570.00||Campaign Financial Services|
|$4,500.00||Macias Strategies LLC|
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From reports filed by the recipients of these funds, it appears these transactions originated from personal rather than campaign accounts.
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|$4,570.00||Rockwall Republican Executive Committee General Purpose PAC (CEC)|
|$530.00||Rockwall County Republican Women|
|$300.00||Fannin County Republican Women|
|$250.00||Collin County Republican Party (CEC)|
|$250.00||Grassroots America - We the People PAC|
|$200.00||Golden Corridor Republican Women's Club|
|$150.00||Kaufman County GOP PAC|
For the 2020 election cycle (2019 – 2020), more than $109 million in taxpayer dollars was being spent to lobby Austin politicians. With our Lobbying Data feature, Texans can see which organizations hired lobbyists, who they hired, and how much they spent. In addition to pulling back the curtain on lobbying — the largest source of money and influence on Texas lawmakers — we have also divided the organizations hiring lobbyists into two categories: those who are taxpayer-funded and those who are privately-funded.
To find some of the most influential people in Austin, look no further than the lobbyists employed by hundreds of entities across the state of Texas. The highest paid lobbyists in Texas politics are hired by organizations willing to spend significant resources persuading lawmakers to support legislation that is favorable to their interests.