Texas Public Policy Foundation’s James Quintero, director of the Center for Local Governance, will testify in support of Senate Bill 460 and Senate Bill 461, two bills aiming to improve local government debt transparency and accountability. Quintero will testify before the Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations TODAY, Monday, March 27th, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. CDT in room E1.028 at the Texas State Capitol.

“Texas’ local governments are awash in a sea of red ink, creating big challenges for today’s taxpayers and tomorrow’s Texans,” said Quintero. “The latest figures show that Texas’ local debt per capita ranks as the 2nd highest among the top ten most populous states, with only New York faring worse. That’s a startling situation that needs to be addressed with strong measures to improve transparency and accountability.”

WHO:

James Quintero, Director, Center for Local Governance, TPPF

WHAT:
 

Testimony on local debt reform, Texas Senate Committee on Intergovernmental Relations

WHEN:
 

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

WHERE: 
 

Room E1.028
Texas State Capitol 

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

James Quintero is director of the Center for Local Governance and leads the Think Local Liberty project at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. 

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

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