Perry’s SB 15 veto saved legislators from themselves on university governance

Texas higher-education policy is always an arena of discussion and debate, but last week brought a new twist to that milieu with reports of a legislative attempt to impeach University of Texas Regent Wallace Hall.

One reported reason for the effort was Hall’s filing of open-records requests — in other words, compelling transparency at a taxpayer-funded institution. Whatever the outcome, the fracas has already vindicated Gov. Rick Perry’s decision to veto the Legislature’s Senate Bill 15.

SB 15 would have hamstrung university regents precisely when their full powers are most needed.  READ MORE HERE