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Helpful Websites

Texas Legislature Online: www.capitol.state.tx.us
  • Live broadcasts of committee and floor debate in the Texas Legislature
  • Capitol and legislative information
  • Legislative research and reports 
Harvey Kronberg’s Quorum Report: www.quorumreport.com
  • Daily reports on Texas politics
  • News clips
  • Links to political news groups, campaigns and interest groups
Project Vote Smart: www.vote-smart.org
  • Covers candidates and elected officials who complete their surveys
  • Surveys cover five categories including candidate background and contact information, issue positions, voting record, campaign finance reports, and interest group ratings
Texas Ethics Commission: www.ethics.state.tx.us/
  • Information on registered lobbyists and their employers
  • Campaign expenditures and contributions
  • Ethics laws and rules
Texans for Public Justice: www.tpj.org/index.jsp
  • Non-partisan, non-profit policy and research organization
  • Tracks influence of money and corporate power in Texas politics
The Institute on Money and State Politics: www.followthemoney.org/
  • Tracks campaign contributions for Texas and the rest of the nation
  • User-friendly searches and analysis of big money influence in politics
Texas Records and Information Locator: www2.tsl.state.tx.us/trail
  • Find state agencies
  • View subject listings and publications by type
Google News Alerts: www.google.com
  • Provides daily, weekly or as-it-happens alerts on issues important to you
BurkaBlog: http://www.texasmonthly.com/community/blog/paulburka/
  • Commentary and insiders' perspectives on Texas Politics by Texas Monthly Senior Editor, Paul Burka
San Antonio Current: http://www.zwire.com/site/news.asp?brd=2318&nav_sec=61062
  • An irreverant look at San Antonio politics, national and state news.
San Antonio Express News Political Blogs: