The chairman of the University of Texas System Board of Regents may have abandoned his effort to withhold confidential documents from legislators, but a majority of state senators appear determined to eliminate any question that they will have unfettered access to system records from now on.
Senate Bill 1882 would firm up a longstanding provision in state law entitling lawmakers to obtain confidential records from state agencies and institutions of higher learning. It is a direct result of a request, since withdrawn, by the chairman of the regents seeking permission from state Attorney General Greg Abbott to withhold certain records from lawmakers.
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