February 09, 2007
Heck of a job, Albert

Governor Perry has reappointed Albert Hawkins to his post as the head of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.

Hawkins, a former official in the George W. Bush White House who has served as commissioner since January 2003, was reappointed to a term that expires Feb. 1, 2009.

As commissioner, Hawkins has overseen the consolidation of the health and human services agencies mandated by the Legislature in 2003. He has also been in the hot seat during the past year as a new system using call centers to enroll Texans in public assistance programs hit problems.

Yeah, that THHSC. I suppose I should be glad that he wasn't nominated for a Congressional Medal of Freedom as well. Sheesh.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on February 09, 2007 to Budget ballyhoo