City Intergovernmental Relations Director Tom Tagliabue emailed 6 Investigates that since the Supreme Court has addressed the issue, the city registered against Capriglione's bill, which would've expanded the definition of a government body to any entity that "receive public funds ... or is a party to a contract with a government body."
Capriglione explained the idea is to protect the public's right to know how quasi-public agencies, like economic development corporations, dole out tax advantages and other incentives.
"If there's an organization that takes government dollars and performs government services, then taxpayers should have the ability to see how those dollars are being used."
But Mike Culbertson of the Corpus Christi Economic Development Corporation warned lawmakers in April that the bill would hurt Texas' competitive advantage.
That's because other states might use Texas Open Records laws to force disclosure of competitive information.
"What we find is it hurts our competitiveness for us as we compete against other states."