Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Bryan Mathew, policy analyst with the Center for Local Governance, will testify before Texas House Committee in support of House Bill 151House Bill 1271, and House Bill 2485, regarding uniform election dates, and in support of House Bill 738House Bill 1658, and House Bill 1910, regarding debt transparency.? Mathew will testify on both subjects before the Texas House Committee on Elections TODAY, April 3rd, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. CDT in room E1.026 of the Texas Capitol.

On uniform election dates:

“Consolidating bond elections on a uniform date in November will ensure that the greatest number of Texas voters have the best chance to provide input,” said Mathew. “Holding bond elections at a time when larger voter turnout is expected is common sense, especially given Texas’ already heightened level of local debt.”

On debt transparency:

“Local governments are drowning in a sea of red ink,” said Mathew. “Common sense transparency and accountability measures are urgently needed so that today’s taxpayers and tomorrow’s Texans can continue to enjoy the bounties of our state.”


Bryan Mathew, Policy Analyst, Center for Local Governance, TPPF


Testimony before Texas House Committee on Elections


TODAY, Monday, April 3, 2017
2:00 p.m. CDT


Room E1.026
Texas State Capitol

For more information or to request an interview with Mr. Mathew, please contact Caroline Espinosa at cespinosa@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700.

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

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