From the Office of State Senator Kel Seliger, District 31

June 14, 2013
Contact: Becky Walker, (512) 463-0131

Statement by Senator Seliger on Governor Rick Perry's Veto of SB 15

Austin — State Senator Kel Seliger (R-Amarillo) made the following statement today following Governor Perry's veto of SB 15.

"I am very disappointed by Governor Perry's decision to veto SB 15, a bill that not only puts into statute best practices, but also adds much needed transparency to higher education governance. Given the continued lack of transparency and persistent conflicts, this legislation clearly was necessary, due in no small part to some of Governor Perry's appointees. The decision to veto SB 15 ensures that the conflicts, controversies, and lack of transparency will continue. It harms the reputation of Texas' world class public universities and hinders their ability to attract the best students, faculty, and administrators to this great state."