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Transportation tops Bexar County lobbying wish list

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More taxpayer-funded lobbying in plain sight. Naturally, government wants more power to regulate and more of YOUR money, without accountability. Rather than get the money we already pay back to Bexar County (we've been shorted for decades -- Pharr, Waco, and Corpus Christi have gotten more than San Antonio in some categories of funding, and Ft. Worth, which is the same size, gets substantially more), they want to increase taxes.

Bexar spells out what it wants
By Nolan Hicks
November 20, 2012
Express News

In keeping with the holiday spirit, Commissioners Court signed off Tuesday on a legislative wish-list for the upcoming session, which begins in January.

The lobbying program features two main themes: finding additional money for transportation projects and gaining new powers to tackle problems in unincorporated, densely populated neighborhoods.

According to the presentation, Bexar County will lobby lawmakers for permission to establish a toll authority like one in Harris County. Precinct 2 Commissioner Paul Elizondo asked for an informal meeting on a later date to further explore the issue.

Read more here.

In keeping with the holiday spirit, Commissioners Court signed off Tuesday on a legislative wish-list for the upcoming session, which begins in January.

The lobbying program features two main themes: finding additional money for transportation projects and gaining new powers to tackle problems in unincorporated, densely populated neighborhoods.

According to the presentation, Bexar County will lobby lawmakers for permission to establish a toll authority like one in Harris County. Precinct 2 Commissioner Paul Elizondo asked for an informal meeting on a later date to further explore the issue.



Read more: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Bexar-spells-out-what-it-wants-4054846.php#ixzz2DTYw1n2e