Texas public policy foundation
Open Government, Engaged Citizens: A Conversation on Texas’ Public Information Act
 
 

DATE: Thursday March 29, 2018
11:30 am to 1:00 pm

ADDRESS: Texas Public Policy Foundation
901 Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701

Open Government, Engaged Citizens: A Conversation on Texas’ Public Information Act

Texas once led the nation in government transparency, but a series of recent developments have stymied the public’s ability to access information about how your tax money is being spent and about who is acting on your behalf. This new dynamic has spurred many to call for change. Join the Texas Tribune’s Ross Ramsey and our panel of policy experts to discuss what changes, if any, can be made to strengthen the Public Information Act and how Texas can let more sunshine in.

Speakers:
Moderator: Ross Ramsey,Texas Tribune
Representative Todd Hunter, Texas House of Representatives
Laura Prather, Haynes & Boone, LLP
James Quintero, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Senator Kirk Watson, Texas State Senate

Complimentary lunch will be served.
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