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AG Pax­ton Rules that PUC & ERCOT records are sub­ject to dis­clo­sure under the PIA and PUC rules, respectively

Attorney General Ken Paxton’s Open Records Division has issued several Public Information Act (PIA) rulings to the Public Utility Commission (PUC) regarding the release of information sought in connection with Winter Storm Uri. 

July 12, 2021 | Noteworthy

AG Pax­ton: Open Records Divi­sion Expe­ri­ences Record-Set­ting Year for Pub­lic Infor­ma­tion Requests and Opinions

“I applaud the outstanding work of the employees in our Open Records Division and their dedication to transparency and open decision-making, both fundamental principles of the Texas Public Information Act,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Open government elevates Texans to their proper role as partners in leadership. My office is here to protect that role.”

September 19, 2018

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton: Regents Have Right to Uni­ver­si­ty Information

Attorney General Ken Paxton today issued an opinion regarding the right of university regents to access records in the possession of the university that a regent believes are necessary to review in order to fulfill his/her duties as a regent.

May 12, 2015 | Press Release