Rep. Joe Pickett picked to lead transportation panel

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El Paso state Rep. Joe Pickett will lead one of the most powerful committees in the Texas House, overseeing a multibillion-dollar transportation department that he once chided as a bully and has lambasted as ...
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NoPoOr

Portland, OR

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#1
Feb 13, 2009
 
If El Pasoans believe that having JOe Pickett chairing that position will funnel millions into the city, don't hold your breath. Republicans still have the majority which will hamper, influence, deter whatever he may have in mind for the city.

Road construction funds will still continue flowing to the big players: Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin. El Paso has always gotten the crumbs.
Bill Noble

Austin, TX

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Feb 13, 2009
 
Rep. Joe Pickett's through knowledge of the state’s transportation needs and a deep understanding of the difficult funding choices Texas faces will serve him and us well in the coming weeks and months. Texas is growing at an average of more than 1200 Texans each day and the recent 2030 Committee found that Texas needs an astounding $313 billion for transportation infrastructure over the next 20 years. As Chairman Pickett and his committee members move forward with their work, we urge them to keep all funding tools available including comprehensive development agreements, user fees through tolls, enhancements to traditional fuel taxes, and local option funding.
Tammy

El Paso, TX

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Feb 13, 2009
 
I hope he can bring better and more roads in El Paso.
Maybe he can work on better roads from the border direct to UMC (formerly Thomason)
leadC

Apo, AE

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Feb 21, 2009
 
Sounds Good

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