For immediate release:
October 29, 2015
Says Texas has the second largest local debt burden in the country
Alexandria, VA – Today, Watchdog.org is running featured news reports in key Texas radio markets to highlight the web of special interest groups behind the bond measure on the November ballot. Texas officials claim that increased spending proposals are necessary for the public schooling system, but Watchdog reports reveal tax dollars are possibly being spent on low-grade construction companies that are helping promote the bond proposal.
The featured news report is based off an investigative series by Watchdog.org reporter Jon Cassidy and will be heard in Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Dallas-Fort Worth, El Paso, Houston, Lubbock, Odessa, San Angelo, San Antonio, Shreveport, Tyler, Waco, and Wichita Falls Thursday, October 29th and Friday, October 30th.
“Texas voters deserve to know who is behind a campaign for a “yes” vote on an $8.8 billion bond measure on this year’s ballot,” said Erik Telford, the President of the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, the non-profit organization producingWatchdog.org. “It’s important that Texans be informed about how their tax dollars are being spent. They need to know the facts, and we’re here to help.”
Watchdog.org publishes breaking investigative news in states across the country, including aflagship bureau in Texas. Watchdog.org’s mission is to hold federal, state and local government accountable by exposing waste, fraud and abuse.