Texas Public Policy Action Announces Contest to Expose Government Waste – Competition allows public to highlight examples of egregious government waste in Texas
AUSTIN – Texas Public Policy Action today announced the Texas Government Waste Contest, an open competition to allow members of the public to identify and describe examples of egregious and frivolous government waste at all levels of government in Texas. The contest runs from September 3 to October 24, 2014, with winners announced by November 14, 2014.
“Even in Texas there is an incredible amount of wasteful spending, political favoritism, and crony capitalism. This contest will help to expose waste and cronyism,” said TPPA Executive Director Nathanael Ferguson. “By creating a compendium of government waste we will arm taxpayers with the information they need to focus elected officials on solving problems and working to affect change.”
Contestants will submit stories of a wasteful spending item or program in either a written essay or in an original creative video. Winners in each of the two categories will be awarded cash prizes, $4,000 for first place, $2,000 for second place, and $1,000 for third place. All entries will be included in the Compendium ...