Best Government Defender of Open Government

Attorney General Greg Abbott

Accountability requires secrecy to be limited, and the attorney general fought an important battle last year to make sure there’s still some light being shed. The Department of Public Safety claimed that Capitol security-camera footage had to be kept secret because it might help “the terrorists.” Abbott rejected their claim and stood by his decision, even when DPS took him to court to overturn his ruling.

Office of the Attorney General
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