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Comptroller Hopefuls Tout Reviving Clinton-Era Reviews

GOP candidates for state comptroller. Clockwise, from top left: former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina, former state Rep. Raul Torres, state Sen. Glenn Hegar and state Rep. Harvey Hilderbran.
GOP candidates for state comptroller. Clockwise, from top left: former gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina, former state Rep. Raul Torres, state Sen. Glenn Hegar and state Rep. Harvey Hilderbran.

More than 20 years after then-Texas Comptroller John Sharp launched a popular program to cut government waste, the candidates to be the next comptroller are talking about reviving it.

Hegar Campaign Reports $2.7 Million On Hand

State Sen. Glenn Hegar, R-Katy, reacts to learning he picked a four-year term in the Senate term lottery on Jan. 23, 2013.
State Sen. Glenn Hegar, R-Katy, reacts to learning he picked a four-year term in the Senate term lottery on Jan. 23, 2013.

State Sen. Glenn Hegar, R-Katy, announced he raised $262,000 during the first three weeks of January and had $2.7 million cash on hand as of Jan. 23.