Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Bryan Mathew, policy analyst with the Center for Local Governance, will testify in support of Senate Bill 813, a bill to allow a person to bring a claim against a state agency for a regulatory action that is frivolous or unreasonable. Mathew will testify before the Senate Committee on State Affairs TODAY, Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. CDT in the Senate Chamber of the Texas State Capitol.

“It’s time to level the playing field between Texans and their state government,” said Mathew. “Right now, private citizens and businesses are at a distinct disadvantage when state agencies pursue a claim—especially a baseless claim—that can cost a person untold sums to settle. And while the weight of these sanctions falls heavily on the individual, the government agency initiating the action faces no consequence for getting it wrong.”


Bryan Mathew, policy analyst, Center for Local Governance, TPPF


Testimony on regulatory actions taken by a state agency, Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs


TODAY, Monday, March 27, 2017
9:00 a.m. CDT 


Senate Chamber
Texas State Capitol 

For more information or to request an interview with Mr. Mathew, please contact Caroline Espinosa at [email protected] or 512-472-2700.

Bryan Mathew is a policy analyst with the Center for Local Governance and the Think Local Liberty project at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. 

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