Phillips: Local newspapers help taxpayers as watchdogs on government

By Alberta Phillips
Austin American-Statesman
Originally published July 12, 2018

Daily newspapers long have been the barking – and oftentimes biting – watchdogs that keep the public informed about what their government is doing, be that rescuing people from massive flooding in Austin in 2015, or the mismanagement of $2 billion in contracts by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, which came to light that same year.

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