The Dark Knight: Mike Toomey From Texas Monthly February 2011 WHEN KARL ROVE left Austin for Washington, D.C., with the Bush administration, he vacated the role of Prince of Darkness in Texas politics. Not to worry. Toomey, an Austin lobbyist and a former chief of staff to Perry, quickly stepped into the breach. Whenever secretive deals […]
Texas Lobbyist News: Sales Tax in Texas Spiked in September Texas revenue from taxes leapt upward by more than 10% in September of 2017. This past month brought $2.4 billion dollars into the state coffers. Undoubtedly an increase in spending in the oil and gas industry is behind the jump. However, retail spending was also […]
Texas fast-food giant Whataburger just beat out a number of other chains, as analyzed by the firm 101data. Whataburger garnered 44% of fast food burger interactions in our state, beating In-N-Out and Five Guys. Whataburger is known for its iconic status in the Lone Star state and is famous for its commitment to build the […]
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Mike Toomey Texas Lobbyist News: Governor Perry’s Statement on Nelson Mandela Nelson Mandela’s courageous willingness to suffer and work for racial equality inspired the world and brought issues of equality and justice into a global conversation. We mourn his passing, remember his amazing leadership, and are committed to live according to his example. As the world […]