(From The Houston Chronicle):
UT regent case muddies right to transparency
Public institutions should not ignore fact-finding requests
By Thomas K. Lindsay
Mark this as the day transparency in government died in Texas.
Amid the cacophony over whether University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall will be impeached or even jailed, let’s take a moment to remember what this is all about.
The Texas House Special Committee on Transparency, which meets today, is investigating Hall for exercising his right and duty to request information of one of the universities he is entrusted with overseeing.
How did we get to this point, which threatens to make Texas the scourge of transparency in public higher education? READ MORE HERE