We are excited to share our analysis of how people in Texas used the #txlege hashtag during the 85th Legislative Session.

Another new feature of our report this session is an interactive dashboard. This tool features a random sample of 5,000 #txlege tweets and allows users to filter the data by specific a date range, topic, geography, Twitter handle, or gender. Take a look and dig into the data specific to issues you care about.


Click here to go to the #txlege data explorer.

This session there were more than 432K tweets containing the #txlege hashtag from Texas, the highest number we’ve seen.

Use of #Txlege Hashtag by Session

A few highlights include:

  • A record number of tweets from legislators
  • A record number of users following legislators on Twitter
  • A look at the way the local control argument was used, specifically around sanctuary cities and the transgender bathroom debate