Thursday, November 14, 2013

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst announced senate committee chair assignments in late 2012--months earlier than usual. The early announcement allowed the anointed chairs (including one now gunning for Dewhurst's job) to grab special-interest money before the start of the fundraising blackout for the 2013 legislative session.

Lobby Watch parses fundraising differences between senate chairs and non-chairs both before and after Dewhurst's announcement.