If it becomes law, House Bill 226, filed by Texas House Representative Mark Strama of District 50, will limit contributions to candidates, and expenditures by candidates, for certain legislative and executive offices:
|statewide office||$2,000||$5 million|
|state senator||$1,000||$1 million|
|member, State Board of Education||$1,500||$1 million|
This bill doesn’t provide any public funding, but it’s a good start. Praise to Rep. Strama for taking this initiative!