Capitol Crowd

Our Capitol Crowd series outlines and highlights the politicians, advocacy groups, and donors that have the biggest impact during the 140-day legislative session. Check back throughout the session for updates.

05/26/17

The Man with the Calendar

In the Texas House of Representatives, while each piece of legislation is referred to an issue specific committee, one committee…

05/17/17

Texans for Lawsuit Reform

Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) is a non-profit organization focused on tort reform in Texas. It was founded in 1994…

05/15/17

What Happened to the Ban on Abortion by Dismemberment?

A legal ban on abortion by dismemberment – a gruesome procedure whereby an unborn baby is killed in utero by…

05/10/17

Border Health PAC

Headquartered along the Rio Grande in McAllen, Texas, the Border Health PAC has serious sway with lawmakers in Austin. With…

05/08/17

Why is the Tesla Bill Dead?

Electric car manufacturer Tesla, the brainchild of billionaire Elon Musk, has long sought legal permission to bypass car dealerships and…

05/03/17

Texas Home School Coalition

Texas Home School Coalition (THSC) is the most politically active group in Texas dedicated to issue advocacy on behalf of…

05/01/17

Texas Association of Business

Self-dubbed the “Voice of Texas’ business,” the Texas Association of Business (TAB) has been involved in both policy advocacy and…

04/26/17

Associated Republicans of Texas

Founded in 1974, the Associated Republicans of Texas (ART) is a state-focused political action committee whose stated purpose is to…

04/19/17

Empower Texans

Formed in 2006, Empower Texans is the largest taxpayer advocacy group in Texas. The organization is made up of three…

04/17/17

Texas Alliance for Life

Based out of Austin, Texas, the Texas Alliance for Life PAC and Texas Alliance for Life (TAL), a 501(c)(4) organization,…