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Texas Special Interest Groups - The Voter's Self Defense System ...

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... performance evaluations from all special interest groups (SIGs) who provide them, regardless of issue or bias. ... N/A, 2016, Texas State Teachers Association  ...

Texas Politics - Interest Groups - LAITS

www.laits.utexas.edu/txp_media/html/ig/index.html

Introduction: Interest Groups and Representation in Texas ... Groups compete on a more or less level playing field created by the national and state constitutions ...

Business interest groups dominate contributions to Texas comptroller

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Jan 16, 2015 ... Texas State Comptroller Glenn Hegar announces an overwhelmingly ... 31 came from political action committees and business interest groups, ...

Special Interests | The Texas Tribune

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Aug 16, 2016 ... The state's environmental regulatory agency on Wednesday rebuffed a coalition of border ... Native American Groups Unite Against Coal Mine.

Top Interest Groups Giving to Members of Congress, 2016 Cycle ...

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Here's a list of the top interest groups contributing to members ...

Interest Groups in Texas - The Weaker Party

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Interest Groups in Texas. GOVT 2306. In this section we continue our look at political organizations in the state. Previously we looked at political parties. Now we ...

Chapter 6: Interest Groups, Lobbying, and Lobbyists | Governing ...

www.wwnorton.com/college/polisci/governingtexas/ch/06/outline.aspx

Texas has long been a state where strong interest groups prevailed (e.g., the Grange in the late 1800s, the oil industry throughout the early part of the 1900s, ...

The Private Sector's Influence on the Public Interests of Texas

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Jan 14, 2013 ... In 2012, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group gave Texas an “A” grade for ... nearly 3,000 industry and interest groups spent a cool $345 million ... That's what the state constitution intends, that's how it's always been, and ...

Texas | OpenSecrets

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Texas / Summary ... View the elected officials who represent this state ... individual (soft money) contributions to outside spending groups, including super PACs.

Top 5 biggest lobbying teams in Texas | KXAN.com

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Jan 16, 2015 ... “That is one of the most organized lobby interests in Texas.” ... Austin ISD for example has eight lobbyists registered with the state. Seven of ...

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Texas Politics - Interest Groups - LAITS

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Interest groups serve as links between the state and national political systems. Some of these ...

Texas Politics - Interest Groups - LAITS

www.laits.utexas.edu

Like political parties, interest groups perform critical functions in a democratic system. ... link the state and local political system to the national political system.

In Education Reform Debate, One Group Stands Out | The Texas ...

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May 12, 2013 ... Raise Your Hand Texas has been a key player this session, ... as one of the special interest groups that have obstructed progress in the state's ...