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BREAKING NEWS IN PERRY’S PUBLIC CORRUPTION SCANDAL: Perry threw out laws, regulations to fast-track $4.5 million handout for donor

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From: Senate District 15
http://www.sd15.org/SD15.org/infoblog/Entries/2010/10/13_Perry_gives_gifts.html

BREAKING NEWS IN PERRY’S PUBLIC CORRUPTION SCANDAL:

Perry threw out laws, regulations to fast-track $4.5 million handout for donor 25-year career politician railroads regional board to give buddy taxpayer money

WACO — The Dallas Morning News today exposed a new height in the public corruption scandal that threatens to end Rick Perry’s 25-year political career. Perry gave one of his top donors, David G. Nance, unprecedented special treatment, going around the legal process to hand him $4.5 million in taxpayer dollars.

“Rick Perry uses the governor’s office to benefit his friends, his contributors and himself. The only way to end Perry’s abuses is to elect a new governor. In the meantime the appropriate authorities need to investigate the corruption in the governor’s office right away,” said Bill White.

“I demanded last week that Perry disclose all personal and state financial ties with Mr. Nance and Perry refused. Now we see why. This is a bombshell,” said White.

Perry’s family owned significant stock in one of David Nance’s companies.

The head of Houston’s regional board told the Dallas Morning News that the step Perry skipped was mandatory, “It cannot go to the state without our board’s approval, I’ve never seen that happen.”

One expert with Austin’s regional board said, “If you’ve got a way to go around a review committee, why do you have a review committee?”

Perry has abused the Emerging Technology Fund to hand out at least $16 million in taxpayer dollars to companies tied to his campaign donors. The new revelations prove at least $4.5 million was fast-tracked.

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