Tommy Williams Resigns
The resignation of Tommy Williams from his Senate seat and chairman of the Senate Finance committee is shocking. Williams was at the top of the pyramid. He will certainly enjoy a soft landing in his government relations position with Texas A&M University. Williams was a superb chair of Senate Finance, notwithstanding a couple of tantrums in negotiations with House conferees. His departure leaves a big hole in the talent pool in the Senate. It should not come as a total surprise, since Williams had already opted out of a race for comptroller. I wish him well in his future endeavors.