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.

03/22/17

Understanding Corporate Contributions

The general rule in Texas is that corporations cannot make contributions to candidates and political committees. So, you may ask…

02/22/17

Revolving Door Lobbyists

During the 85th Session of the Texas Legislature, a slew of bills have been filed which aim to curb the…

02/15/17

Wining And Dining Elected Officials

Texas politicians can be influenced by two financial sources: campaign contributions and lobbyist expenditures. During the Texas legislative session, state law…

02/13/17

What’s An Interest Group?

There are countless advocacy groups in Texas that promote certain policies or principles or advance the interests of various groups…

09/20/16

Follow the Money

More than $225,000,000.00. That’s the amount of money raised by Texas candidates and PACs in the last election cycle alone,…