YCT Praise Representatives Hughes and Zedler for Efforts in Higher Ed Transparency

Press Releases / May 18, 2011

May 18, 2011

Contact: Tony McDonald, Senior Vice Chairman
Mobile: (512) 923-6893
Email: [email protected]

Austin, TX — Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT) are praising Representatives Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola) and Bill Zedler (R-Arlington) for their efforts to increase transparency in Higher Education.

Representative Hughes successfully added an amendment today to Senate Bill 5 (SB5), a bill dealing with regulations of Higher Education, which will ensure that statutory student fee advisory committees are subject to the open meetings act.

“Students and parents at Texas universities have a right to see how their student fees are appropriated,” said Tony McDonald, YCT Senior Vice Chairman.

Representative Zedler also successfully added an amendment to SB5 which will require universities to post their check registers online, allowing citizens to view their purchases.

“Sunlight is the best disinfectant,” added Mr. McDonald. “We hope that transparency will lead to some very positive reforms.”

Young Conservatives of Texas has been promoting conservatism at universities across the Lone Star State for over three decades. The state’s most active political youth organization, YCT is composed of hundreds of members and alumni who participate in the full spectrum of politics. YCT issues the most respected ratings of the Texas legislature and is the only conservative group to have done so without interruption over the past 18 legislative sessions. To learn more about YCT, their ratings, or for information on joining, please visit www.yct.org.