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How Transparent is the State’s Government Spending?

Posted on · The Texas Public Interest Research Group recently released its annual report grading each state based on how well it provides government spending information online. Texas came in as one of the leading states in the country. We’ll talk with the state director for TexPIRG about how transparent government spending is in the state, what the […]

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Bills in the Legislature Could Either Expand or Restrict Access to Public Information

Posted on · Transparency — or the lack thereof — has been an ongoing discussion as of late, especially in the Texas Legislature. Houston Democratic Rep. Borris Miles recently filed legislation to increase transparency when it comes to complaints against Houston police officers. On the other side of the coin, Republican Rep. Mike Schofield from Katy is looking to […]