Interestingly, in Texas, HEB stores receive an estimated $2.89 billion of federal monies through food stamp reimbursements. Mr. Butt gives to both Republicans and Democrats, but notably, does not donate to those Republican legislators who have been the most vocal calling for food stamp reform.
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|$1,000.00||Bay Area Homeless Services|
|$500.00||Rotary Club of Baytown Foundation|
|$250.00||Friends of the Eddie v Gray Wetlands Center|
|$200.00||Friends of the Baytown Nature Center|
|$125.00||La Porte Rotary Foundation|
|$100.00||Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation|
|$100.00||Lee College Foundation|
|$100.00||North Shore Rotary Foundation|
It is a common practice for former members of the legislature, following their retirement or defeat at the ballot box by voters, to return immediately to the Capitol as lobbyists. Such an immediate return ensures that the influence the former member built up while in office is still valuable. Most of the players are still around, and the former members are now part of the even-more-powerful Capitol lobby crowd.