Transparency

TX Government Contractors Sue To Escape Open-Records Rules

They want to feed at the trough, but not pay the price

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AUSTIN — People who work for your government and deal with your government would rather you didn't know so much about your government. And they would like the law to reflect that view.

Don't take our word for it. As many as half of the lawsuits filed with the Attorney General's office come from government contractors who want to skirt the Texas Public Information Act, Amanda Crawford, the assistant attorney general for open records, told a Senate Committee on Open Government hearing Monday, the Associated Press reports.