With top executives drawing the highest management pay in state government, officials from the Texas Department of Transportation and the Employees Retirement System told a new legislative oversight committee on Tuesday that those salaries are needed to keep pace with the private sector.
The House Select Committee on Transparency in State Operations, named by Speaker Joe Straus less than two months ago, is charged with shining “a bright light” on the operations of state government, said its co-chairman, Rep. Dan Flynn, R-Canton — although it remains unclear how the committee will make that happen.
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