Rep. Lon Burnam reply on SB 792

Rep. Lon Burnam, one of the 19 who said no to the fake moritorium (SB 792), sends out this reply email:

Thank you for your recent email concerning SB 792. The bill did pass both the House and the Senate and has been sent to the Governor for his action. I did not vote for the bill because, notwithstanding some positive changes made to the original bill which does freeze the building of some private toll roads, this bill still allows for privately-financed tolls roads to be constructed.

I am opposed to this concept because the Transportation Commission provides inadequate oversight over the private companies, and it could mean that Texas drivers will be paying tolls for years after the roads have been paid for.

Again, thank you for your correspondence. Please do not hesitate to contact me regarding your legislative concerns.

Best regards,

Lon Burnam

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