Wentworth sells out infuriated constituents in favor of campaign contributor & toll road bidder, H.B. Zachry
Austin, TX, Thursday, April 19, 2007 – In one of the most flagrant about-faces of all time, State Senator Jeff Wentworth of San Antonio, who previously wrote two letters asking for the non-toll gas tax funded plan to be installed on 281 (story about letter here and link to second one here) AND after signing onto the private toll moratorium (SB 1267), sold out his constituents in favor of DOUBLE TAXING them for roads already paid for and pilfering their pockets with an oppressively high toll contract to enrich campaign contributor H.B. Zachry (and long-time former client of his former law firm, see one of many money trails here) whose construction company is one of two bidders for the private toll contract (or CDA). Wentworth replaced favorable wording that included San Antonio toll projects in a private toll contract moratorium with wording that took them out on HB 1892 that passed out of committee yesterday.
Read about how it went down here.