Updated: Straus Offers Details on Transparency Panel

Updated, 9:45 a.m., Feb. 1:

House Speaker Joe Straus says a new Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations will delve into the finances, compensation packages and public-private partnerships across state government — including the judicial branch and boards and commissions. 

"This arose from some conversations that the governor and I had recently about the proliferation of certain foundations and support organizations throughout state government and higher education and agencies and departments of our state government broadly, and that there's very little transparency associated with them," Straus said. "It's just time to take a ...

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