Government Transparency: Trends in Texas

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