A dozen recent members of the Texas Legislature already are reporting up to $2 million in lobby income this session. The 12 revolving-door lawmakers left office with $2.4 million in left-over campaign funds, which they can legally use to buy influence with state officials. Many new revolvers are hustling for the very interests that they regulated. Predatory lenders and education interests rank high on their client lists.
A new Lobby Watch reveals who sold out--for what.