Texas AG: Bill would end vehicle inspections and driver responsibility, ISDs can’t prohibit vendors from working with charters, Texas ranks low in financial transparency

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The Texas Monitor Week in Review: 6/3/2018

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Posted by The Texas Monitor on Sunday, June 3, 2018

State Sen. Bob Hall has filed a bill to do away with two programs that peeve millions of Texans: vehicle safety inspections and driver responsibility.

Texas school districts can’t legally refuse to do business with vendors just because those companies also work with charter schools or other organizations that school districts object to, the state attorney general’s office says.

Texas received mediocre scores for financial transparency from a government watchdog group due to factors like what information is being released to the public, and who’s examining the books.

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