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Texas legislators try again to ban counties, cities from lobbying

Dec 10, 2020 - San Antonio Express-News

AUSTIN - Republicans in the Texas Legislature made clear that they are determined to try again to ban local governments from hiring lobbyists to advocate for them at the Capitol.

Members of the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee took particular offense to city-hired lobbyists who opposed property tax relief measures in 2019.

"It's just wrong to take taxpayer money and use it in that way," said State Sen. Bob Hall, R-Edgewood, at Tuesday's committee meeting in advance of the leg...