State-level officials in Texas never seem to have an issue applying rules to others they have no intention of following themselves. That certainly is the case with legislation that would prevent lower levels of government and school districts from using any of their taxpayer-funded budgets lobbying the Texas Legislature and state agencies to support policies in the best interests of those on the grassroots level.

Of course, those state-level interests welcome lobbyists from private interests all the time, giving them an ear and a deep pocket in which to put campaign donations. But there has not been a peep out of Austin about cutting off those special interests.

This editorial was written by Michael Morris, managing editor of The Facts.

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Our own local governing bodies will lobby against reduction of property taxes. Shame

Ban all lobbying !! Citizens lose

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