Government Transparency: Trends in Texas

Government Transparency: Trends in Texas
Authors/editors: Kirkham, Lara; Chapman, Gary
Type: journal
Publisher: Bureau of Business Research, The University of Texas at Austin
Series: Texas Business Review
Date: 2010-04
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In 2006, Texas initiated what would become a nationwide movement toward increased state government financial transparency by posting detailed records of the Governor's office expenses online. Since then, Texas has remained a leader in the development of web-based tools for information exchange between government and citizens. The challenge for Texas lies in remaining at the forefront of this transparency movement. To stay relevant, Texas must continue to pursue strategies that promote innovation and information accessibility, recognizing that government financial data is fundamentally a public resource