Rep. Ken Paxton calls for investigation of TxDOT's ad campaign

September 26, 2007
For Immediate Release

Representative Ken Paxton Issues a Statement Regarding the Use of Public Money for Advertising Government Programs

“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.