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What’s Wrong With The Montgomery County Auditor? Part 2.

COUNTY AUDITOR SHOULD BE A CPA? THE OCCUPATIONS CODE REQUIRES IT? YELLOW BOOK YELLOW BOOK?   May 9, 2018 Welcome to What’s Wrong With The Montgomery County Auditor? Part 2. We’re still trying to figure out what objectively verifiable and measurable problem has two smart people worked up into a lather. They have not given any good reason. What is behind the agitation? Please let me know. LICENSED CPA We have been subjected to a set of dogmatic positions on the county auditor. like “It should be a requirement that …

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Corpus Christi REPUBLICAN Open Government Lawmaker of the Year

Open Government Champions: Hunter’s commitment to First Amendment, open government runs deep Posted on December 29, 2016 by foiftexas EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in an occasional series of opinion pieces on legislators and other Texans who are openly committed to sustaining government transparency and accountability. The articles are being prepared and distributed by the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas and the Texas Press Association. By Dave Montgomery After 15 years in the Texas Legislature, Rep. Todd Hunter of Corpus Christi has distinguished himself as a relentless defender of …

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NEW LOCAL GOVERNMENT DEBT REPORTING DEADLINE APPROACHES

From Comptrollers Office – HB 1378: Local Government Debt Transparency Debt Obligation Reporting under Local Government Code, Section 140.008 Overview The 84th Legislature passed HB 1378 to increase the transparency of local government debt. Under Local Government Code § 140.008, political subdivisions, including counties, cities, school districts, junior college districts, special purpose districts, and other subdivisions of State government must annually compile their debt obligation data from the preceding fiscal year and either: report it to the Comptroller of Public Accounts for posting or, alternatively, post the information on their …

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