Texas has long been a leader in government financial transparency. However, this window into an open government has slowly closed over the last decade. This is a result of legislation that has chipped away pieces of the Public Information Act as well as unfavorable court decisions that have weakened the public’s ability to access information. While Texas continues to maintain good transparency, there is always room for improvement.

HB 81 Testimony delivered before the House State Affairs Committee on February 27, 2019.

HB 81 Testimony delivered before the Senate Committee on Business and Commerce on April 23, 2019.