Another great open-government bill is HB640 by State Rep. Byran Hughes (R-Mineola). This bill would require that all expenditures by each state agency, be easily available online. The posting would also have to include the purpose of the expenditure. This will let taxpayers see exactly how our money is being spent, track waste and improve efficiency.
This is a great piece of legislation. Every member of the legislature who has promised to “protect taxpayers” should be a cosponsor of HB640.