March 30, 2016 •
Travis County, TX May Consider Lobbying Ordinance
A new lobbying ordinance may be coming to Travis County, Texas, according to the Austin American-Statesman. An ethics code, possibly including a lobbyist registration and reporting component, is being considered by the county, with recommendations to be accepted in May from a task force made up of county officials.
“As a general rule, it’s really important for all government functioning to be very, very transparent and for the public and the elected officials to know who’s talking to them on behalf of whom. And right now, there’s no lobbyist registration requirement,” said Commissioner Brigid Shea according to the paper.
Seal of Travis County courtesy of Travis County, Texas on Wikimedia Commons.
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