How It Works

Our How It Works series pulls back the curtain on the inter-workings of state government by identifying who’s involved, defining what they do, and explaining the motivations behind their actions.

02/12/19

Money Myth #1: There’s Too Much Money in Politics

A big part of our mission at Transparency Texas is to help citizens understand how money in politics really works….

02/06/19

Abbott’s Motivation to Strike a More Moderate Tone

Yesterday Governor Greg Abbott delivered the 2019 State of the State Address. Like the convening of the Texas legislature, the State…

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…

12/18/18

A Closer Look: Who’s Really Buying Texas?

*This article was updated February 12, 2019, to include all transactions from the 2018 Texas election cycle — August 20,…

09/11/18

Staggering Cash Advantage for Statewide Incumbents

“Just a little bit more.” John D. Rockefeller’s response to the question, “How much money is enough?” How much money…

01/30/18

New 2018 Campaign Finance Data

New data is here, which means it’s time for citizens to take action. Our team has been busy working to…

11/29/17

Will Your Name Be Disclosed If You Give Money?

In five minutes or less, you can understand what kinds of organizations have to report the names of donors and…

08/09/17

Faster, Easier, More Accurate Data, For You

At Transparency Texas, our mission is to serve you, the freedom-loving citizens of Texas, by providing clear, easy-to-understand information about…

07/19/17

Where’s the New Campaign Finance Data?

You’ll notice the campaign finance data on our website goes only to March 22, 2017. The reason? That’s the most…