Texas Lawmaker Wants Private Projects Banned Near Capitol

Law360, Houston (February 19, 2013, 9:40 PM EST) -- A Texas lawmaker on Tuesday said he intends to introduce legislation that would prevent the state from partnering with private companies to develop commercial projects near the Capitol complex and block the sale of certain state-owned land.

Sen. John Whitmire, D-Houston, told Law360 that his office was putting “the finishing touches” on a set of bills that would protect Capitol complex grounds by preventing the Texas Facilities Commission from pursuing public-private partnerships on the land.

“I just don’t think we should be using Capitol grounds for...
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