- October 29, 2015

Austin Looks To Shed Light On ‘Dark Money’ Campaign Contributions


KUT — Some Austin City Council members will be up for reelection next year. That means they can start raising campaign money in May 2016.

Council members have already started talking about how to make that process more transparent – along with something else that influences city policy.

That thing is lobbying — when someone receives money to advocate for a politician’s vote on a certain issue. The City’s current rules on lobbying are about 40 years old.