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Nearly half of Texas Enterprise Fund recipients returned the favor to Perry or RGA

By | 10.13.11 | 10:51 am

Image by Matt MahurinTexas’ business-friendly climate has been one of Gov. Rick Perry’s favorite talking points on the campaign trail, and he’s played up the role of incentive programs like the Texas Enterprise Fund in luring companies to the state with tax breaks.

Former Perry aide, Luminant lobbyist to head TxDOT with big pay boost

By | 09.30.11 | 12:26 pm

In a break with tradition at the Texas Department of Transportation, but in keeping with the larger tradition around the state, a former aide to Gov. Rick Perry has been named to a high-paying job leading the state’s highway authority.

Mega-donor Leininger back in the spotlight as Perry campaign gets tough national look

By | 08.29.11 | 12:50 pm

Over the weekend Gov. Rick Perry joined one of his most generous campaign benefactors, San Antonio millionaire James Leininger, in a Hill Country retreat attended by other Christian conservatives, the Dallas Morning News reported last week. The gathering has brought a new round of national scrutiny to Leininger, an influential More…