AUSTIN – The Lt. Governor’s office did not initiate this issue. The Legislative Budget Board (LBB) expressed concerns about this matter. We told them to present their analysis to us for our review. The Governor’s office did not agree with their analysis and our position was that we can continue to discuss this matter during the interim. We decided that it did not merit a letter.
The Lt. Governor’s staff informed the LBB Director that while she was free to write a letter in response to the Comptroller’s request, we would not sign on.
The Speaker’s Office obviously decided not to sign on either.