Freshman State Rep. Giovanni Capriglione is making good on his promise to increase transparency in state government. His first two bills as a state legislator are focused on strengthening financial disclosure requirements and shining more light on taxpayer-funded pension systems.

Mr. Capriglione’s very first bill as a state representative, HB 524, requires state elected officials to disclose personal financial statements indicating whether they, their spouse, or their business have any contracts with a government entity.

HB 524 has bi-partisan support from Freshman Democratic State Rep. Mary Gonzalez, a joint-author of the bill.

Tell Your Legislator To Support Transparency! As he told the Texas Tribune yesterday:

“It gets to the crux of the distrust between the public and elected officials: Where there’s a lack of transparency, they assume the worst. I want to see who doesn’t vote for this.”

So do taxpayers.

Dustin Matocha

Dustin Matocha is the CFO and COO of Texas Scorecard. Dustin graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in Management, a BA in Government, and a minor in Marketing. He’s a self-described Corvette enthusiast, baseball purist, tech geek and growing connoisseur of local craft beer.

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