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The ATM in the Lobby

Lone Star and State Capitol Building
KUT News
Lawmakers can raise money for their campaigns until 30 days before the Legislature convenes.

Big receptions hosted by members of the Legislature in the month-plus since the election have been fairly common. Some of the guest lists have been things in common, too.

Of the 181 members of next year’s Texas Legislature, 89 have held fundraising receptions in the five weeks since the November election. So reports Jason Embry in the Austin American-Statesman.

But one of the common threads through these receptions (besides the money, of course) is the lobbyists who are in attendance. With opening day of the 2011 session just over a month away, Embry and KUT’s Ian Crawford discuss the nexus of lobbyists and money in this week’s “Texas Political Parlor.”

Here's the Texas Political Parlor for December 9, 2010

Ian Crawford joined KUT as News Editor in 2008, after spending over four years as a reporter/anchor at KLBJ Radio in Austin. He began his broadcasting career while still in high school in Southern Oregon. During high school and college at the University of Oregon, he worked at times as a reporter, news anchor, sports play-by-play reporter, music host and commercial producer before moving to Texas in 2003.
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