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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:40 AM

Insurance commissioner faces tough confirmation


[font color=2E8B57 size=3]Perry's Insurance Industry Pawn[/font]

Senate Democrats have torpedoed at least one of Gov. Rick Perry’s appointments during each of the past two legislative sessions. Texas Insurance Commissioner Eleanor Kitzman could be the next to fall.

Appointed by Perry in 2011 to lead the state’s insurance regulatory agency, Kitzman “has serious problems” in the Capitol, said state Sen. Kirk Watson, D-Austin. The commissioner has been criticized for being too soft on the insurance industry, neglecting consumers and hiring expensive consultants.

Kitzman, appointed between legislative sessions, now faces her first confirmation process, starting with the Senate’s Nominations Committee in early March, then a vote by the full Senate.

Several Democrats — and at least a couple of Republicans — have said the commissioner faces long odds against keeping her $175,240-a-year job.

More at http://www.statesman.com/news/news/insurance-commissioner-faces-tough-confirmation/nWYbP/ .


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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 02:01 AM

1. Texas - we don't like government

but we will pay oodles to keep ineffective toadies in office.

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