The Senate passed 24-7 a commonsense measure which would improve accountability and transparency in regards to the ways government entities spend tax dollars lobbying the legislature.
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On Monday, the Senate State Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on legislation that will bring accountability to the ways political subdivisions use taxpayer dollars on lobbying efforts.
With no say in the matter whatsoever, taxpayers across the state are forced to foot the bill for lobbyists’ advocacy […]
Texans should be informed as to what kind of advocacy their tax dollars are going towards – and how much.
One municipality’s recently approved legislative agenda for the upcoming legislative session is so bad it demonstrates precisely why they should be banned from paying lobbyists with taxpayer dollars.
The Colleyville Senator penned a poignant op-ed stating why the fundamentally anti-taxpayer practice should be abolished.
A major obstacle blocking pro-taxpayer reforms are local politicians, bureaucrats and the lobbyists they hire with your money. More than […]
The City of Grapevine, in North Texas, recently hired a lobby firm, Solutions for Local Control, LLC, to assist “in developing political and legislative strategies.” Behind the firm is mainly one individual, former state Rep. Fred Hill (R-Richardson), who scored only 60% on the Texans for Fiscal Responsibility Fiscal Responsibility Index during his final term in the Texas House. In what looks to be a blatant assault on public transparency, and perhaps illegally, Grapevine conducted its meetings about the lobby contract behind closed doors.
A senior member of the Senate has been hired as a lobbyist on behalf of a government board, presenting a clear conflict of interest.