Texas should enhance ballot disclosure requirements for local governments, including the entity’s current financial status, a bond’s total cost with interest, and the tax impact of the proposed measure.
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During a recent Senate hearing, government-interest groups were at it again, passionately opposing greater ballot transparency for Texas taxpayers. Ballot […]
Earlier this year, State Rep. Matt Shaheen (R-Plano) filed legislation that would forbid governmental agencies from spending taxpayer funds to […]
Local entities across the state have packed their November ballots with debt proposals.
Local entities across the state are asking voters to approve billions in debt this May.
The ballot language claims the $250 million loan is for “flood control,” but that’s a lie.
A pro-taxpayer ballot transparency reform is getting a second look in the special session.
Collin College hasn’t yet made pubic any contact information for its elected Board of Trustees as requested; in the meantime, Texas Scorecard is.
The legislation would end the smoke and mirrors that accompany most bond proposals and empower taxpayers.
The recording and publishing of public meetings is a best practice that’s been broadly adopted by many governments in Texas. […]