The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s (TPPF) Center for Local Governance Senior Analyst Jess Fields will testify before the Texas House Committee on Government Transparency and Operation TODAY, Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. CDT or upon adjournment in Room E1.014 at the Texas State Capitol. Fields will testify on House Bill 2310, which would require local governments that maintain a website to clearly display a link on its main page for citizens to make public information requests.

“Texans have a right to petition their governments for public information, and HB 2310 improves the ability of citizens to file public information requests easily through a clear link to a page for requests made under the Public Information Act on the front page of the government website, instead of burying it on an obscure webpage where citizens cannot find it,” Fields said. “Transparency is essential to good governance, and all Texans should welcome easier access to important financial transparency tools, such as the ability to make a public information act request.” 
 

WHO:
 

The Hon. Jess Fields, Senior Policy Analyst, Center for Local Governance, TPPF
 

WHAT:
 

Testimony before the Texas House Government Transparency & Operation Committee
 

WHEN:

 

TODAY, Wednesday, April 8, 2015
2:00 p.m. CDT or upon final adjournment
 

WHERE:   

Texas State Capitol, Room E1.014
 

More information about the hearing can be found at: http://txpo.li/1E5ciwl
 
To schedule an interview with Mr. Fields, please contact Caroline Espinosa at cespinosa@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700.

The Hon. Jess Fields is the Senior Policy Analyst in the Center for Local Governance at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and a former College Station City Councilman. 

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

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