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Senate big spender #1: Jane Nelson

Sen. Jane Nelson pays top dollar for rent for her time in Austin. Since 2015, the Flower Mound Republican has been paying $5,000 a month...

Texas mail-in voter fraud common, solutions to it less so

Hardeman County Commissioner Johnny Akers was convicted in 2005 of handling six ballots for people not related to him during a primary election the...

House big spender #1: Joe Straus

Rep. Joe Straus (R-San Antonio), the Texas Speaker of the House, is generous with gifts, especially for members of his staff. The Texas Monitor’s examination...

Senate big spender #2: Judith Zaffirini

Many Texas lawmakers use campaign expenses to pay for the use of one vehicle, the rationale being that they don’t want to get much...

House big spender #2: Dan Flynn

Much like the old Johnny Cash song, Rep. Dan Flynn has been everywhere — man. The Republican from Canton has made more than 30 out-of-state...

Senate big spender #3: Eddie Lucio, Jr.

Sometimes campaign donations are the gift that keeps on giving. Donors provide money to candidates, and, in return, those candidates kick some of that money...

House big spender #3: Garnet Coleman

If his travels are any indication, Rep. Garnet Coleman (D-Houston) and former President Obama are practically joined at the hip. According to expenditures examined by...

Senate big spender #4: John Whitmire

Texas Senator John Whitmire is such a supporter of Texas’ sports teams with his campaign funds they ought to give him an honorary gold-colored,...

House big spender #4: Eddie Lucio III

The Geek Squad is undoubtedly happy when they see Rep. Eddie Lucio III coming.  That’s because the Democrat from Brownsville has spent more than $28,000...