The table summarizes lobbyist representation of interests actively trying to influence the Texas legislature in 2009 when it met in regular session and in 2008 when the legislature did not meet. The first column of the table names the row categories: Number of Interests Represented, Number of Registered Lobbyists, Lobbyists per Legislator, Total Lobbyist Compensation, and Total Lobbyist Compensation per Legislator. The second column reports data for the 2009 calendar year. The third column reports data for the 2008 calendar year