AP on anti-TTC rally

The AP wire:

About 250 farmers and ranchers rallied at the Capitol today to protest Governor Rick Perry's Trans Texas Corridor.

Critics say the highway project will gobble up the property of rural land owners.

Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn joined the demonstrators and called Perry's associates "land-grabbing highway henchmen."

She also called the governor's plan the "Trans Texas Catastrophe."


Spokesman Robert Black also says Strayhorn in the past has supported toll roads.

RG Ratcliffe has this in the Chron:

Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn got farmers, ranchers and small-business owners whipped into a frenzy at a Capitol rally Tuesday as they called for Gov. Rick Perry's impeachment over the land-condemnation provisions of his Trans-Texas Corridor plan.

"Perry and his hand-picked highway henchmen say we have a choice: no roads, slow roads or toll roads," Strayhorn said. "I say to Governor Perry and his highway henchmen: Hogwash. Vote our way today for freeways."

Posted by Evan @ 05/03/05 09:59 AM


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