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.
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A recent study done by the Campaign Finance Institute found that the Texas Ethics Commission (the agency responsible for collecting campaign finance data and making it available to the public) ranked dead last among all 50 states on several measures related to transparency and accessibility for citizens.