FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 06/23/2014
Representative Springer Appointed to Select Committee on Economic Development Incentives
Austin, TX - Texas House Speaker Joe Straus named Representative Drew Springer and 12 other members to the Select Committee on Economic Development Incentives Friday morning.
"I am thankful for Speaker Straus's appointment to represent rural Texas' business development. Texas has always had a strong commitment to economic growth and I am honored to serve in the best interests of the state," said Representative Springer. "I look forward to working with the other members of the committee and improving the efficiency of the state's economic plan."
The committee will assess the economic benefit provided by state and local incentive programs and make recommendations to improve efficiency throughout the state. Speaker Straus notes, “We owe it to taxpayers to take a detailed look at what has worked and what can be improved….I’m confident that this committee can supply the answers that will help the full House prepare to address this issue in next year’s session.”
Rep. Angie Chen Button will serve as chair of the committee alongside Eddie Rodriguez as vice chair. Also serving on the committee will be Reps. Trent Ashby, Joe Deshotel, John Kuempel, Jodie Laubenberg, J.M. Lozano, Borris Miles, Poncho Nevarez, René Oliveira, Mary Ann Perez, and Jason Villalba.
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