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Most Texans Running for State Office Refuse to Share Tax Returns


There are 48 statewide candidates who have filed, or say they are going to run for office in Texas.  10 agreed to release their last three tax returns according to the Texas Tribune.

State officials aren’t required to disclose tax returns, and some say they believe the contents are private.  However, Gov. Rick Perry released his returns during previous gubernatorial runs, and Attorney General Greg Abbott and Sen. Wendy Davis have follow suit.

A complete list of Texas candidates willing to be transparent with tax returns to the Texas Tribune can be found here.