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The Truth About Taxpayer-Funded Lobbying

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You may have heard talk from state lawmakers about eliminating “taxpayer-funded lobbying.” This clever turn of phrase suggests a world of greedy bureaucrats with suitcases full of money, buying off state politicians in smoke-filled back rooms. Sinister-sounding stuff, huh? Obviously, no Texan would want that. Thankfully, nothing could be further from the truth.