Our “Money Behind the Committee Chair” series spotlights the Texas lawmakers chairing prominent committees during the 87th Legislative Session, as well as the individual donors and PACs who have supported their campaigns leading up to this session.
Austin Fire Fighters PAC
$522,229Cash on Hand
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|$3,179.18||Aggregated Unitemized Contributions|
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|$129,000.00||Austin Firefighters Public Safety Fund|
|$5,000.00||Austinites For Equity|
|$4,452.61||Build A Sign|
|$3,500.00||Drew Alan Springer Jr|
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.
After the 140-day legislative session drew to a close on Monday, it appears there may be a lot less money in Texas politics this upcoming election season.