September 26, 2007
For Immediate Release
“The Texas Department of Transportation has recently been called into question for spending taxpayer money promoting the TransTexas Corridor and other projects. While I appreciate the Department’s efforts to share with the public information regarding its initiatives, I believe the Legislature has a responsibility to ensure that state resources are spent efficiently. For this reason, I have requested an interim charge to research the use of public money for advertising government programs, as I believe the government should not spend the money raised from taxpayers to lobby the public.” -State Representative Ken Paxton, District 70.