Whether they have a longstanding interest, like H-E-B CEO Charles Butt, or are branching into new territory, like Texans for Lawsuit Reform, some of the state's top political donors advocate for education issues. Use this interactive to track their contributions to the lawmakers who make decisions on policies affecting the 5 million students in Texas' public schools.
Billionaire Charles Butt is the chairman and CEO of H-E-B, a Texas-based grocery chain that does billions of dollars in sales every year. The family enterprise includes 300 stores and 56,000 employees.
H-E-B got its start a century ago in Kerrville, when Charles C. and Florence Butt opened their first store with an initial investment of $60. Their youngest ...
As lawmakers work on charter school legislation, lobbyists better known for their work in other areas have been showing up regularly at education committee hearings.Full Story