Texas Lawmakers Eye Gov't Contract Transparency

Law360, Houston (November 26, 2012, 10:34 PM EST) -- Ahead of the 2013 legislative session, Texas lawmakers on Monday considered possible changes to the state’s Public Information Act that would aim to reduce litigation and tighten exemptions claimed by third-party vendors that hold government contracts.

The Texas Senate Committee on Open Government heard testimony from representatives with the state attorney general’s office and the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, both of which said revisions to the act are needed to improve transparency in the area of third-party contracts.

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