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Critics Charge Local Bond Elections Lack Transparency

It was a powerful lineup of Texas Republicans who joined Comptroller Susan Combs early last year at a state Capitol news conference. Standing alongside the state’s chief financial officer was Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and the Legislature’s chief budget writers, House Appropriations Chairman Jim Pitts of Waxahachie and Senate Finance Chairman Tommy Williams of The Woodlands.

They were there to endorse a series of measures championed by Combs aimed at ensuring Texans knew exactly what they were voting on when asked to approve the issuance of local debt.

“We have a very populist form of government here,” Williams told reporters. “Folks like to know what their government is up to.”

   http://www.texastribune.org/2014/08/28/critics-charge-local-bond-elections-lack-transpare/

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