The Senate SOLD US OUT! Call your Reps to tell them to CHANGE SB 792! We expect the provisions from HB 1892 to become LAW! The Senate voted on an 80 page bill the Governor is pushing without even reading it…SB 792 has an exception for the Trans Texas Corridor I-69 project to move ahead using a private toll CDA and added “market valuation” language that would turn tolling authorities into mini-Cintras! Apparently the senators were more concerned about missing their summer vacations due to the Governor’s special session threats than they were about REPRESENTING YOU!
What happened to Senator Kevin Eltife who said “we’ve created a monster” in TxDOT. What happened to Senator Steve Ogden who said he was righting past sins this session having felt betrayed by toll road legislation author Mike Krusee in 2003? What happened to John Carona and David Dewhurst who warned of sky high toll escalation in the hands of a foreign company? What happened to the 27 senators who voted FOR HB 1892 only to cave to a dictator in less than a week? This Senate just weakened the Legislative branch of government. We’re headed for a full throttle dictatorship under a rogue Governor.
It’s nothing short of stunning…we need to UNLEASH VOTER FURY and show these guys that they ought to FEAR the voters more than Mr. 39% Perry’s veto pen! Flood them with RELENTLESS phone calls and emails! WE ARE the owners of government, not the foreign companies salivating over our PUBLIC highways and the Governor they’ve got in their hip pocket! We will accept nothing less than the moratorium with needed protections becoming LAW!
We’re Texans, now act like it!
CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE RIGHT NOW and ask them respectfully but firmly to:
“Stand strong in support of the provisions from HB 1892. You need to keep taxpayer protections and strip the ‘market valuation’ language in SB 792 to make this bill acceptable! Be ready to override any veto.”
Find out who your reps are here.
You may contact each representative by calling the Capitol switchboard: (512) 463-4630 and/or via email below:
San Antonio State Representatives:
Rep. Joe Farias, email@example.com
Rep. David Leibowitz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Nathan Macias, email@example.com
Rep. Joe Straus, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Joaquin Castro, email@example.com
Rep. Trey Martinez-Fischer – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Frank Corte – STREP123@aol.com
Rep. Ruth McClendon-Jones – email@example.com
Rep. Jose Menendez – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Robert Puente – email@example.com
Rep. Mike Villarreal – firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Edmund Kuempel – email@example.com
San Antonio Area Senators who voted FOR the Governor’s bill:
Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Jeff Wentworth, email@example.com
Sen. Carlos Uresti, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sen. Judith Zaffirini, email@example.com
We’ve come so far, we cannot let the special interests win now…