Daniel Greer

Transparency in Government Victory

This week transparency in government won a major victory when a judge ruled Grapevine’s City Council violated the Texas Open Meetings Act (TOMA) by hiring Fred Hill in a secret meeting. The Star-Telegram filed the lawsuit after they were denied a copy of the meeting...

City Office of Lobbyist?

The city of Grapevine has come under fire for hiring lobbyist Fred Hill and now they’re stoking the flame. Last month the city conducted contract negotiations behind closed doors, disregarding the Texas Open Meetings Act. The city is compounding its sins by creating...

Stripping Power Trip

Texas’ Public Utility Commission is considering a mandate on diversification of energy production, the net effect of which will be increased costs and lower consumption. Analyst Robert Michaels at MasterResource points out that this will stifle economic growth and...

Congress Sues Over FOIA

Congress is a small independent school district in Arizona tired of receiving and complying with open record requests. So, the district with a lousy track record of timely releasing information, is suing concerned taxpayer Jean Warren. The school has retained attorney...