Gov. Abbott signs bills restoring government transparency

By Taylor Goldstein
Houston Chronicle
Originally published June 12, 2019

Gov. Greg Abbott has given his stamp of approval to a series of bills that will restore open government protections stripped away by recent Texas court decisions.

The new laws will allow the public more access to records about government contracts and tamp down on secret meetings by elected officials.

Senate Bill 943, which Abbott signed Monday, re-establishes in the law that information about contracts that governments make with businesses must be public, with some exceptions. Read the full story here.