Laura Prather in The Austin Bulldog: Do You Want Open Government?

03/19/2015

State Representative Todd Hunter (R-Corpus Christi), who chairs the powerful House Calendars Committee, and the two co-chairs of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas laid out the details of proposed legislation that the press and other open government advocates hope will succeed. And some they wish are tossed into the trash heap…

Attorney Laura Prather of Haynes & Boone LLP, who co-chairs the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas with attorney Arif Panju of the Institute for Justice, introduced Hunter as “by far the best advocate” for open government. She said he was instrumental in passing important legislation in previous years, such as the Anti-SLAPP bill that protects First Amendment rights, and providing public access to electronic communication on personal devices of public officials.

Excerpted from The Austin Bulldog. To read the full article, click here.

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