Rick Perry's Special Interests Run Deep... as do his own pocketsSomervell County Salon-Glen Rose, Rainbow, Nemo, Glass....Texas


 

Rick Perry's Special Interests Run Deep... as do his own pockets
 


4 October 2011 at 9:18:08 AM
pstern

No wonder Rick Perry became a millionaire WHILE in office as Governor of Texas.  The special interest companies Perry helped with contracts returned the favor.

 

The state of Texas has quietly outsourced the management of more than $1 billion in federal disaster recovery funds to an engineering firm with close ties to Gov. Rick Perry's administration, paying the Kansas City, Mo. -based firm HNTB $45 million so far to process infrastructure grants for communities damaged by Hurricanes Dolly and Ike.

The company's billings threaten to exhaust the amount budgeted for administrative and planning costs, while only 20 percent of the first round of money released to Texas to aid disaster recovery grants has been spent three years after the storms. Based on the state's original timeline, at least half those projects should have been completed by now, federal officials say.

"State outsourced allocation of federal disaster recovery funds to firm with ties to Perry"

The article in the Austin American-Statesman points out another Perry special interest company that has been provided millions by the state for federal disaster relief services.

http://www.statesman.com/news/texas-politics/state-outsourced-allocation-of-federal-disaster-recovery-funds-1893739.html

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