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Sat Jan 17, 2015, 01:51 AM

Perry veto hobbled probe into multimillion-dollar DPS contracts

Prosecutors in the Travis County district attorney’s office were investigating multimillion-dollar contracts related to the Texas Department of Public Safety when Gov. Rick Perry vetoed state money for their office, the American-Statesman confirmed Friday night.

“We were investigating some issues with DPS contracts, but I can’t be more specific than that,” said Gregg Cox, who was heading the inquiry. The veto of $7.5 million in state money to the Public Integrity Unit — which is housed in the district attorney’s office and investigates ethics violations involving state officials — “definitely contributed” to the office’s inability to advance the investigation, Cox said.

Read more: http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/perry-veto-hobbled-probe-into-multimillion-dollar-/njqbQ/ (subscription required).

[font color=green]CPRIT, DPS, HHSC, TCEQ, TYC...are there any state agencies not affected by corruption?[/font]

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Sat Jan 17, 2015, 02:36 AM

1. They more contracts they look at the more resignations we get.

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