Read the Express-News blog with Wentworth’s comments here. Then read below to make sense of it…
Hooray for the grassroots! In an amazing turn of events, Senator Jeff Wentworth heard your voices loud and clear and in about 12 hours time, changed his mind and introduced an amendment to INCLUDE 281 in the original moratorium bill SB 1267, which effectively would kill the 1604 deal as well. Since the two projects were linked by TxDOT, the package deal to hand over our public highways to a foreign company, Cintra, and Zachry, is no more should it become law.
We anticipate that the same will occur when HB 1892 comes to a floor vote next week. This isn’t over until it’s law, but the grassroots just completely changed the direction of this train.
In fairness, please contact Senator Wentworth and thank him for changing his mind. We always make room for a politician to redeem himself. Also thank Senators Uresti, Van De Putte, and Zaffirini once again for listening and putting the best interests of Texans ahead of obscene private profiteering. Ask all of them to re-introduce the same amendment when they vote on HB 1892 next week!
Call the Capitol switchboard: (512) 463-4630 and/or email.