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Lobby Facts 

Lobbying the Texas Legislature is big business—and growing. In the midst of 1999’s 76th Legislature, lobbyists had registered 6,106 separate contracts with The Texas Ethics Commission. Of these contracts, 5,830 reported financial compensation. The other 276 contracts either reported maximum values of $0 (195 contracts) or failed to provide any compensation information at all.

This report analyzes the overall 1999 lobby, identifying the leading industries that spend the most on lobbyists, the leading individual lobby clients and Texas’ top hired-gun lobbyists.

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