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Tax-Funded Lobbying (Texas Minute)

A major obstacle blocking pro-taxpayer reforms are local politicians, bureaucrats and the lobbyists they hire with your money. More than […]

Tax-Funded Lobbying: Is a Lobby Firm Really a Bureaucrat?

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.