feast at the public trough!
Corporate Welfare contracts.
CDAs are the Perry/Krusee tool created to hold back public disclosure, public debate, legislative oversight, open and transparent government and local control. The short history of the CDAs have already proven to be rife with secrecy.
1) Attorney General opinion states Cintra must release
Perry/Cintra CDA to Houston Chronicle:
2) Cintra sues Attorney General to keep CDA a secret: http://corridornews.blogspot.com/2006/03/txdot-cintra-zachry-sue-attorney.html
3) San Antonio Lightning acquires CDA and Cintra threatens a lawsuit: http://www.sanantoniolightning.com/snitchzach.html
– A statement by Phillip Russell, Director of TxDOT's
Turnpike divisions he addressed the Jan 17th
audience full of private corporations.
I received a request from TxDOT today, for the sign-in sheets of the Jan 17th TxDOT Industry Workshop for Comprehensive Development Agreement projects.
I went to the event and signed in myself. Interestingly, the sign-in sheets show a host of corporate wolves seeking to feast on sweet deals at our expense. The sign in list includes Halliburton (KBR), Zachry, former Hays County commissioner Bill Burnett for Dannenbaum (BIG contributor to Perry) and the City of Weatherford (Ric Williamson's home town!) who came to feed at the corporate welfare trough.
$100,000+ to Gov. Perry campaign from Zachry.
and more are listed in this AP article from 2002!
(see top 10 TxDOT bidder contributions to Perry in comments area below)
by clicking the envelope icon below.