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6 Investigates: Lawmakers send new state laws restoring transparency in government to governor

Posted at 12:47 PM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 13:51:58-04

It was a good session for open government advocates in Austin.

Several new state laws aimed at restoring transparency in government are now headed to the desk of Governor Greg Abbott.

It’s become increasingly hard in recent years to find out how the government spends public money on private enterprise.

Now, it looks like lawmakers in Austin are doing something about it.

Specifically, the legislature passed Senate Bill 943 and Kelley Shannon with the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas explained what it does.

“So, this legislation re-opens public access to all sorts of information about government contracts with private entities,” she said.

But they didn’t stop there with a handful of other laws aimed at increasing transparency are headed to the governor’s desk.

More on that tonight at 5, 6 and 10 on KRIS 6 News.