Sen. John Whitmire, Texas’ longest-serving state senator, said Monday he plans to file legislation barring public-private partnerships in the Capitol complex and the selling off of any of the historic grounds.
“I’m very emphatic that we don’t commercialize and privatize any part of the Capitol complex,” said Whitmire, D-Houston. “I just think it’s non-negotiable to turn a foot of soil or office space into pizza businesses, barber shops, or high-rise, expensive condominiums.”
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