Tuesday, July 2, 2002

Lobby spending in Texas--which is second only to California in the number of clients who hire state government lobbyists--rose 33 percent from 1995 through 2001, a new study found. During this seven-year period, special interests spent a total of up to $1.3 billion to lobby Texas officials, including a record of up to $230 million in 2001--the year of the most recent legislative session.

Read the media release and the full report.