Went­worth con­sid­ers A&M job

Austin American-Statesman - - METRO & STATE -

State Sen. Jeff Went­worth, R-San An­to­nio, says he’s think­ing about tak­ing a high-level job with the Texas A&M Uni­ver­sity Sys­tem, which would bring his long leg­isla­tive ca­reer to an end.

Went­worth told the San An­to­nio Ex­pressNews in Thurs­day edi­tions that he hasn’t yet de­cided be­cause he and A&M Sys­tem Chan­cel­lor Mike McKin­ney be­gan dis­cussing the po­ten­tial job only Sun­day. Went­worth and McKin­ney served to­gether in the Texas House 20 years ago.

“It is true that he and I are in dis­cus­sions about how such an ar­range­ment might work. All I can say right now is stay tuned — and gig ’em!” said Went­worth, an A&M grad­u­ate.

Went­worth re­cently was run­ner-up for the chan­cel­lor’s job at the Texas State Uni­ver­sity Sys­tem. The Board of Re­gents chose re­tired state Rep. Brian McCall over Went­worth.

Went­worth said he thor­oughly en­joys his Se­nate job, which com­pli­cates a de­ci­sion to leave it. be­tween rev­enue and ex­penses from a high of $130 mil­lion to just un­der $19 mil­lion.

She is ex­pected to present a roughly $2 bil­lion op­er­at­ing bud­get to the City Coun­cil next month.

The Dal­las Morn­ing News re­ported Thurs­day that the cut­backs are ex­pected to in­clude city ser­vices, plus de­lays in buy­ing of po­lice and fire­fight­ing equip­ment.

Suhm de­clined to say which Dal­las work­ers might lose their jobs. The city has 12,875 em­ploy­ees.

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