Monday, February 19, 2007

Disclosure: A First Step

Representative Ken Paxton has introduced a bill, HB 1517 that will require school districts, cities and counties to at least disclose how much money they are spending on lobbying.

One of the important provisions of the bill is the new requirement that cities, counties and school districts, if this bill passes, will from now on be legally required to report on an annual basis the:

(C) membership dues or fees paid to organizations that engage in legislative communication on behalf of the local governmental entity and similarly situated entities.
This is a good first step.

The Dallas Blog comments here.

1 comment:

Hallie said...

This is good information.