AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation will host a media conference-call briefing Monday, September 22, at 11:00 a.m. Central Time to discuss the coalition of allies’ call on local elected officials to voluntarily adopt guiding principles to advance and enhance local debt transparency, accountability, and election reform. The conservative coalition consists of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Texas Public Policy Action, Empower Texans, Grassroots America: We the People, and Americans for Prosperity-Texas.

“Come November, local leaders throughout the state will have an opportunity to educate and empower their constituencies with commonsense reforms that all reasonable Texans can stand behind,” said James Quintero, Director of the Center for Local Governance at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. “Debt transparency, accountability, and fair elections are principles of good governance that every community should be striving to achieve.”

WHO:             Texas Public Policy Foundation         

WHAT:           Conference call on coalition appeal for local government to adopt guiding

       principles for local debt transparency, accountability & fair elections

WHEN:           Monday, September 22, 2014  

                          11:00 a.m. Central Time         

WHERE:         Telephone press briefing

1 (877) 615-4339

1 (847) 944-7326

Passcode: 7139 522

A Q&A time will be provided.

James Quintero is Director of the Center for Local Governance at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. As a Senior Policy Analyst with the Center for Fiscal Policy, Quintero concentrated on restricting the growth of taxation, appropriations reform, increasing governmental transparency, and instituting expenditure limits. Quintero holds an MPA with an emphasis on Public Finance from Texas State University.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit free-market research institute based in Austin.

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