ITPI Urges Texas to be Wary of Poorly-Planned Privatization Initiatives

July 31, 2012 -- Partnership for Working Families

In testimony before the Texas House of Representatives on July 11, 2012, Shar Habibi, In the Public Interest Resource Center Director, warned legislators that ill-conceived privatization initiatives could lead to higher costs, a decrease in service quality, missed deadlines, unaccountable contractors and reduction in transparency.

The State of Texas is considering a number of privatization initiatives and invited ITPI to testify. ITPI is a project of the Partnership.