Not government. A nationwide survey of 1,652 adults by the Association of Government Accountants. People reported being displeased with the openness and honesty of their state and local governments. Texas lawmakers passed landmark legislation putting all state expenditures available online.

However, efforts to make school district expenditures similarly available was killed… in no small part by the school districts. And local government lobbbyists have made it clear they are uninterested in being forced to show people how many is spent without anything less than a complicated and convoluted open records request.

Gee — why ever would these “public servants” not want to let the taxpayers see their books…? They say it’s because it creates an “unfunded mandate.” Right.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

A graduate of Texas A&M, former newspaper reporter, one-time Capitol Hill staffer, think tank vice president, and an Eagle Scout, Michael Quinn Sullivan and his wife have three children. He is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. Check out his podcast, “Reflections on Life and Liberty.”

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