AUSTIN – Texas Public Policy Foundation’s James Quintero, director of the Center for Local Governance, testified before the Senate Committee on Education in support of Senate Bill 1605, a bill to improve school district financial transparency and accountability. 

          “School district spending continues to grow rapidly, raising serious concerns about the trajectory of debt and taxes,” said Quintero. “To help make sure school districts are stretching every tax dollar, Texans need more information and better tools at their fingertips to hold local officials accountable.”

For more information or to request an interview with Mr. Quintero, please contact Alicia Pierce at 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. The Texas Public Policy Foundation aims to advance a societal framework that effectively fosters human flourishing based upon cooperation and mutually beneficial exchange of ideas and speech.

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