AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) will host a media conference-call briefing TODAY, Thursday, March 19 at 1:30 p.m. CDT to announce the Economic Development Transparency Coalition, comprised of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Public Citizen, Texas Public Interest Research Group, Americans for Prosperity, Freedom of Information Foundation, and Grassroots America We the People. 



  • The Hon. Lon Burnam – Former State Representative and Senior Policy Advisor, Public Citizen
  • The Hon. Jess Fields – Former College Station City Councilman and Senior Policy Analyst, Texas Public Policy Foundation
  • Kelley Shannon – Executive Director, Freedom of Information Foundation
  • Sara E. Smith, J.D. – State Director of the Texas Public Interest Research Group
  • Peggy Venable – Senior Policy Advisor, Americans for Prosperity


Conference call Economic Development Transparency Coalition




TODAY, Thursday, March 19, 2015  
1:30 p.m. CDT


Telephone press briefing
Dial-In: (877) 615-4337
Passcode: 8421 629#

A Q&A time will be provided.

The Honorable Jess Fields is the Senior Policy Analyst in the Center for Local Governance at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and a former College Station City Councilman. 

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

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