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01/28/19

You asked. We answered.

At Transparency Texas, our mission is to make it easy for you to understand the money in Texas politics. Political…

01/22/19

Who is Buying Access to Texas’ Top Politicians?

Texas politicians and PACs are required to file reports with the Texas Ethics Commission listing all their campaign contributions and…

01/15/19

The Session is Here. What Do You Want?

All eyes are on Austin, as Texas politicians have gathered for the once-every-two-years legislative session. We thought we’d 1)let you…

01/08/19

Three Things You Need to Know About Money and the Legislative Session

Every two years, Texas lawmakers gather in Austin for 140 days to do their work. The 86th Session of the…

12/18/18

A Closer Look: Who’s Really Buying Texas?

*This article was updated April 2019, to include all transactions from the 2018 Texas election cycle — January 1, 2017…

12/11/18

A Closer Look: Top 10 PACs of the 2018 Election Season

Discover the top 10 Political Action Committees (PACs) that spent the most on the 2018 Texas elections. 1.  Texas Association…

12/05/18

A Closer Look: Top 10 Donors of the 2018 Texas Election Cycle

Meet Texas’s top 10 donors of the 2018 election season. Each of these heavy hitters has given more than a…

11/28/18

A Closer Look: 2018 Texas Elections

Money drives politics, but it’s often hard to understand. With contributions to candidates and PACs in the hundreds of millions,…

11/20/18

Class Awards at Statewide High

Ever feel like the top politicians in Texas are the “cool kids” from your high school, all grown up, now…

11/13/18

What the Money Says About Presumptive Speaker Dennis Bonnen

*This article, originally published November 13, was updated on November 16, 2018, to correct a mistake about presumptive Speaker Bonnen’s…