FOI Foundation to press for open government at Texas Capitol

As the Legislature convenes at the state Capitol, the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas is at work preparing to promote open government and free press legislation.

We’ll strive to keep the Texas Public Information Act and Texas Open Meetings Act strong for the benefit of all. We’ll weigh in on a multitude of bills that affect public access to information.

Watch for frequent blog updates from the FOI Foundation of Texas throughout the 84th legislative session, which began Tuesday. Opening day at the Legislature is filled with lots of ceremony, numerous visitors to the Capitol and the important business of electing the House speaker.

Speaker Joe Straus of San Antonio fended off a challenge to this leadership from fellow Republican Rep. Scott Turner of Frisco in a 127-19 vote.