glenn hegar

Equal time for Hegar

May 31, 2009 By Patricia Kilday Hart

Today, State Senator Glenn Hegar issued the following statement: “I am extremely proud of the work of the conference committee on HB 300—the Texas Department of Transportation Sunset legislation—and I am very disappointed by the unfair attacks made by Senator Carona against the committee, the process that we employed to seek a…

Hegar: Eminent domain needs to be part of TxDOT Sunset

May 20, 2009 By Paul Burka

During today’s Senate transportation hearing, Hegar expressed concern that the eminent domain issue might not pass the House, and that as a last resort it should be included in the TxDOT sunset bill. The disappearance of eminent domain from the radar screen is very curious. After all, this was one…

Hegar on TxDOT Sunset

May 20, 2009 By Paul Burka

I’ve been watching Senate Transportation on TV. Hegar is talking about the process: “There is a prevailing thought among the public that they want their tax dollars to be used to build roads, nothing more, nothing less. They want transparency and accountability in the agency, nothing more, nothing less.” ……

Sunrise, Sunset

Feb 20, 2009 By Paul Burka

I just want to raise a question, based on Carl Isett’s decision, announced yesterday, that he would handle the TxDOT and Texas Department of Insurance Sunset bills on the floor: Should the Sunset bills be carried by the appointees to the Sunset Commission, or by the committee chairs of the…