Fiscal accountability and transparency in government is the goal of a trio of bills introduced by Lubbock State Rep. Dustin Burrows.
In a statement Burrows said, “legislators and state agencies ought to be judged by how well they meet legitimate objectives.”
One of the bills directs every state agency that makes legislative appropriations requests to prepare reports identifying contingency plans for 1 percent, 5 percent, and 10 percent spending cuts.
Another addresses transparency and accountability by state agencies and government leaders about their requests for universities to conduct studies for them.
The third calls for the legislative budget board to be subject to sunset review. and tasks the state comptroller with reviewing the accuracy of the board’s analysis of costs associated with proposed legislation.