Craig James got the ball rolling by promising to release his tax returns, an offer he immediately made good on:
For those of you whom don’t regard paging through an ex-football player’s tax returns an exciting pastime, here’s the executive summary: James earned earned more than $9 million in the past five years, mostly from capital gains on investments. That means he’s Leppert rich, but not Dewhurst rich. Good for him. It’s always nice to see a professional athlete who saved and invested their money wisely, since there are so many who didn’t. He also seems to have given a fair amount to charities over the years.
Now Ted Cruz, David Dewhurst, and Tom Leppert have all promised to follow suit.
Good for James. Anything that promotes transparency in government is a good thing.