Texas lawmakers asked for a study on open government. They’re still waiting

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By ROSS RAMSEY

 

It makes little sense to scold someone without first reminding them that they are supposed to take care of something — and that they haven’t taken care of it yet. Hold the scolding, then, but here’s the prompt: Tie reminder ribbons around.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s and Texas House Speaker Joe Straus’ index fingers. The Texas Legislature unanimously passed — and the governor signed — a Senate resolution last year to create a committee to work on patches to the state’s open information laws.

 

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