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In emails obtained by the Texas Tribune, Kevin Hegarty, UT Austin's chief financial officer, "questioned the process through which [Regent Wallace] Hall made some of his requests, the legal relationship between the board and the university officers, and even the regent's right to access privileged records."
"The Texas Coalition for Excellence in Higher Education, a group formed in 2011 in opposition to controversial reform efforts, fired off an angry letter Tuesday to University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall, responding to his criticism of the coalition."
"In an exclusive interview with Texas Monthly, controversial and elusive University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall acknowledged that he did not recognize the need for ongoing communication with the Legislature."
Four regents call for a special meeting after board chairman Gene Powell's "request of the attorney general to allow the system to withhold records from lawmakers."
Austin attorney Randall “Buck” Wood says "There is absolutely nothing that a legislator cannot access."