Tuesday, June 1, 1999

A new study found that 1,700 different special interests will spend up to $180 million to influence Texas politics during the 1999 Legislative session. The cost of these special-interest lobby tricks is up 19 percent over what the lobby spent during the 1997 legislative session, according to the study, Austin's Oldest Profession: Texas' Top Lobby Clients and Those Who Service Them.

Read the media release and the full report.