June 25, 2009

Sad news...

  • Governor 39% has called a special session for July 1st.

    ”Legislation extending the existence of five state agencies that were subject to sunset review by the 81st Legislature that would otherwise be abolished without legislative action, and to change the review schedule for certain state agencies to balance the Sunset Advisory Commission’s workload.”

    Those agencies include the Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Department of Insurance, Texas Racing Commission, Office of Public Insurance Counsel and Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation.

    ”Legislation allowing the Texas Department of Transportation to issue general obligation bonds, which have already been approved by voters, for highway improvement projects, and for the creation, administration, financing and use of a Texas Transportation Revolving Fund to provide financial assistance for transportation projects.”

    •Legislation extending the authority of the Texas Department of Transportation and a regional mobility authority to use comprehensive development agreements to design, finance, build and maintain transportation infrastructure.

    Oh. Goodie. The revolving fund again. This is going to be a fun special, especially in light of the fact that an item on the call, the CDA extensions, will be extended the validity of an instrument the AG has said is unconstitutional.

  • Creekmore Fath, one of the liberal lions of Austin, has passed away
  • Farrah Fawcett died today after her long battle with cancer.
  • Posted by mcblogger at June 25, 2009 12:52 PM

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