Advocates are calling for it to be added to the special session agenda.
A top lawmaker in the Texas House is sitting on measures that would ban the practice.
“The concept is really simple: Don’t use the taxpayers’ money to lobby against taxpayers.”
“Taxpayers are having to subsidize speech they don’t agree with.”
The bill “makes TASB prove if they care more about students and parents or their liberal lobbyists.”
“Texas families have been forced to fund escalating attacks on conservative priorities at the legislature, and that stops this session.”
“Governments are spending lots of your tax dollars to lobby for more of your tax dollars.”
“Taxpayers should not be bankrolling efforts to advocate against their interests.”
“ACLU is trying to force Texas public schools to allow boys in girls’ locker rooms, showers, restrooms, and athletics.”
“Equity, under the corrupted new meaning, calls for government to dispense unequal treatment in order to achieve equal outcomes.”