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.

10/11/17

Seven Things You Should Know About the Post-Special Session Report

To prevent the appearance (or reality) of politicians getting paid to vote a certain way, they are not allowed to…

10/04/17

Shocking Donations by Abbott’s Inner Circle

Would you be surprised to find out the Chief of Staff for one of the most conservative governors in the…

06/14/17

Abbott’s Business

Conventional wisdom in the Texas Capitol is that politicians, particularly Republicans, must decide if they are with voters or the…

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…