Comptroller Hegar Talks Sorting State and Local Government, the Presidential Election

(Photo:  Lisseth Lopez, Development Studio, UT Austin)

The Texas Politics Project hosted Comptroller Glenn Hegar as part of the Texas Politics Speaker Series at the University of Texas at Austin yesterday.  We'll publish the whole interview soon, but in the meantime here are two brief excerpts.  

The first clip, about the 2016 election, came in response to a question from the Austin American Statesman's Sean Walsh during the audience Q and A. Walsh wrote about Hegar's response in the Austin daily. 

The second clip finds the Comptroller channeling his legislative experience in response toa question about the ongoing discussions about the balance of power between state and local governments.  Not to put words in his mouth, but it seems fair to paraphrase his response as "same ole, same ole."

The entire interview has more comments on both topics, and a range of other subjects, including the state of the Texas economy, prospects for the budget, and more.  We'll post it soon, hopefully by the end of today.