Strayhorn reaction to Perry finally opening the SECRET contract

For Immediate Release:
Thursday, September 28, 2006

Statement from Strayhorn Campaign in Anticipation of the Long-Overdue Public Disclosure of Toll Road Contract

(Austin) – “For 16 months Rick Perry has fought to keep Texans in the dark and his contract with a foreign-owned company to build toll roads across Texas a secret,” said Mark Sanders, Strayhorn campaign spokesman. “Carole Keeton Strayhorn has repeatedly called for Cintra-Zachary contract to be made public. Rick Perry should immediately make every aspect of this contract available to the public.

“Texans have the right to know what their government is doing, but Rick Perry and his highway henchmen are determined to cram toll roads down our throats and were willing to go to court to protect this administration’s special interests.

“As governor, Carole Keeton Strayhorn will blast this $184 billion boondoggle off the bureaucratic books. She will put an end the secret, back-room deals prevalent in the Austin political establishment today and put the people’s interests about special interests.

“In a Strayhorn administration, agreements and undertakings of this magnitude will be put to the voters or be approved by the Legislature.”