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Needed Repairs to Texas Public Information Act Fail During Texas Legislative Session

June 28, 2017

May 29, 2017 Texas Legislature fails to pass major open government bills; transparency advocates look to 2019 session to repair Public Information Act AUSTIN _ Major open government proposals to enhance the public’s right to know failed to pass the …

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Charles E. Green Newspaper Award Winners Announced

April 13, 2017

March 26, 2017 – Houston – Jeremy Schwartz, a veteran investigative journalist for the Austin American-Statesman, is the winner of the Headliners Foundation Charles E. Green Award for Reporter of the Year among Texas newspapers for 2016. His award was …

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Texas must act now to repair damage to Public Information Act

March 21, 2017

Sunshine Week Guest Column, March 12-18, 2017 By Kelley Shannon Executive Director Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas We Texans are fortunate when it comes to access to government information. Correction. We were fortunate. For more than 40 years, Texas’ open …

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Texas Monthly: Texas Has A Transparency Problem

December 8, 2016

Originally published December 5, 2016, in Texas Monthly. State and local government agencies are troublingly tight-lipped. Texas received a grade of D- in the Center for Public Integrity‘s state rankings for accountability and transparency last November, including an F in the …

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