Officially a joke

Seeming to finally tire of nonsensical fiscal explanations offered up by TxDOT as to why it can no longer perform its statutory duties without the financial beacon of toll roads, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst and Speaker Tom Craddick sent this letter Tuesday to the State Auditor asking him to initiate “a comprehensive review” of TxDOT’s “questionable accounting procedures.” Among the irregularities were TxDOT’s projection of a $3.6 billion shortfall by 2015 without accounting for some $8 billion in already-approved road bonds, its claim of 60% increase in highway costs between 2002 and 2007, and its admission of $1 billion “error” in its budget forecasting.

Thx to Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, Speaker Craddick, and Texas Politics