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At the state Capitol, the FOI Foundation of Texas supports bills promoting transparency in government and protecting the rights of free speech and free press. The foundation’s staff and volunteers advocate for legislation that strengthens the Texas Public Information Act, the Texas Open Meetings Act and other state laws. Here are updates about transparency efforts in recent Texas legislative sessions.
Legislative Session 2021: Key open government bills
Legislative Update: 2019 Session
Legislative Update: 2017 Session
Legislative Update: 2015 Session
Texas Adopts the Defamation Mitigation Act, Laura Prather, Haynes & Boone, LLP
Legislative Update: 2013 Session, Laura Prather, Thomas Williams, Haynes & Boone, LLP
New Laws Protecting Texas Newsrooms, Laura Prather, Haynes & Boone, LLP
Texas Citizen Participation Act Gets Stronger, Laura Prather, Haynes & Boone, LLP