Advertisement

Texas News

News > Texas News > Lobbyists spent less money in '09

Lobbyists spent less money in '09

The amount spent on lobbyists has grown in every Texas legislative session for a decade — until the national recession stemmed the spending for the 2009 Legislature, according to a report released Monday by Texans for Public Justice.
The campaign finance group found lobby spending was $344 million in 2009, down from a high of $348 million in 2007 but still higher than in any other legislative session of the past 10 years, other than 2007's.  And the number of lobbyists grew from 1,629 in 2007 to 1,690 in 2009.
The Texas House honors the memory of former Governor Rick Perry’s father. Ray Perry passed at the age of 92. The...
Photo: Shutterstock Former President George H.W. Bush was released from a Houston hospital today. He received...
The Texas House has preliminarily approved authorizing cuts to, and the eventual phasing out of, taxes levied on...
(Photo credit: KLBJ photographer) Republicans who control Congress and the White House have promised to slash the...
(Photo credit: Associated Press) A judge has upheld a Texas policy that required a transgender boy taking...