Texas Senators Kiss Perry's Butt by Tossing HB 1892 Somervell County Salon-Glen Rose, Rainbow, Nemo, Glass....Texas


Texas Senators Kiss Perry's Butt by Tossing HB 1892

15 May 2007 at 10:34:11 AM

Friends and Neighbors, we can't permit Perry and TxDOT to dictate laws!

Governor and TxDOT on warpath --- going against the people's will!

At the coercion and "muscle" of Perry and TxDOT chiefs, our Senators tossed aside HB 1892, the bill that gave us a moratorium on building and privatizing toll roads for the next 2 years and instead voted for the governor's 80-page pro-toll bill SB 792.

HB 1892 was approved and passed unanimously by the House and Senate, so now because Perry doesn't want to sign it the Senate sold-out taxpayers in order to blast-through this special interest legislation before the end of the 80th session. Most legislators didn't have enough time to read the Perry Doctrine, much less discuss it on the Capitol floor.

It's another Perry gimmick for by-passing the will of the people he is supposed to represent.


The people of Texas MUST speak up!


Governor "39 percent" doesn't like HB 1892 because it puts a damper on his efforts to promote toll roads and the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC-35) from being built as quickly as he wants it to be. His henchmen at TxDOT don't like it either. So, in a last ditch effort before the end of the 80th Texas Legislative Session they are attempting to circumvent the decision by the representatives of the people of Texas by developing their own slant on previous twin bill SB 792 by extending it to 80 pages and trying to ram it through both houses with the next 2 days.

It will be a travesty again for all Texans if this wholly special interest bill gets legislative approval. Usually bills are NOT generated from the governor's office, they originate in the House and then after approval reach the Senate. Consequently, this is another "end around" power-play by the governor and his special interests to circumvent the legislative process for the sole reason of profiteering.

Previously, the Legislature (Senate and House) unanimously approved HB 1892, which places a moratorium on privatizing toll roads throughout the state, and also provides local governments the opportunity to be part of the decision-making effort on local transportation issues. However, I would like to see HB 1892 tweaked to limit the power of local government in any omnipotent decision-making on road building and maintaining and thus be finalized by voters in a public referendum, much as bond issues currently are balloted by counties in special elections.

BTW, doesn't everyone recall how difficult it's been during the past decade to get unanimous approval on ANY bill in the legislature? Here, after that amazing approval has been reached our "beloved" governor isn't going to approve the bill passed by both houses, by representatives who developed the bill at the wishes of the people of Texas? That's unconscionable and unacceptable!

It reeks of the same despotism that Perry tried to force on Texans and their legislature with his demand of required PPV injections for all 6th grade girls. One day the governor needs to realize that he is the manager of a representative democracy and is NOT the autocrat for his special interests that he has become.

The people of Texas and their legislative representatives need to remind the governor of that fact!



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