Texas Public Policy Foundation’s James Quintero, director of the Center for Local Governance, will testify in support of House Bill 3336, which would enact local debt reforms aimed at enhancing transparency and accountability. Quintero will testify before the Texas House Committee on Investments & Financial Services TODAY, Tuesday, April 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. CDT or upon adjournment in Room E2.010 at the Texas Capitol.

“Local government debt continues to soar to alarming new heights,” said Quintero. “In fiscal year 2016, local debt outstanding, or the amount of unpaid principal, reached $218.5 billion, an increase of $34.7 billion since 2010. With local debt accumulating at such a rapid rate, good government reforms are needed now more than ever to ensure that the process is transparent and accountable.”


James Quintero, Director, Center for Local Governance, TPPF


Testimony before Texas House Committee on Investments & Financial Services


TODAY, Tuesday, April 11, 2017
2:00 p.m. CDT or Upon House Adjournment


Texas 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. 

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