Lobbyists’s Top 5 Registered Subject Matter Categories in 2009
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Subject Matter Categories Number of Lobby Contracts Percentage of Total Lobby Contracts
Single Issue 1,768 22%
Energy 1,228 15%
Health Care 986 12%
Business 830 10%
Communication 378 5%
Percentage of total number of lobbying contracts 64%
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A handful of issues account for more than 60% of all the lobbying contracts reported in 2009. Many of the single issue lobbyists worked on behalf of municipal bodies like the cities of Austin and Houston as well of issue specific groups like the American Cancer Society and the National Rifle Association. The largest sectors of the Texas economy and the largest individual businesses dominate this list.

Source: Texas Ethics Commission. (full source)