This article is Part 4 of a four-part series demonstrating how the money in a lobby sector can impact state politics and legislation. Read the first three articles here, here, and here.
Texas Political Action Committee
$66,795Cash on Hand
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|$500,000.00||Open Society Policy Center Inc|
|$289,328.38||The Fairness Project|
|$100,000.00||Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies|
|$100,000.00||Sixteen Thirty Fund Federal|
|$25,000.00||AFSCME Texas Correctional Officers PAC|
|$20,000.00||Homes Not Handcuffs|
|$10,000.00||Movement Voter PAC|
|$10,000.00||Texas Freedom Network|
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|$306,250.00||City Lights Group|
|$226,023.98||Stronger than Communications LLC|
|$25,000.00||American Federation of State County & Municipal Employees P E O P L E|
|$18,000.00||Laura Hernandez Consulting LLC|
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.
In session and out, lobbying is by far the biggest source of money in Texas politics. Taxpayers foot a sizable chunk of the bill, accounting for as much as $110 million (over 16 percent of the total reported lobbying money) during the 2020 election cycle time period. Another $70,429,959 (also around 16 percent of the total) has spent using taxpayer dollars in the 2021 so far.