Weak Disclosure Laws Keep Public in the Dark
Texas voters finally got a real peek at the personal finances of their governor and lieutenant governor - after the two men decided to run for high federal office.
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#1 Jan 24, 2013
It was during his presidential campaign in 2011 that Gov. Rick Perry broke up a blind trust and revealed that HE IS DOUBLE DIPPING — collecting both his salary and a state pension.
Perry brought the controversial practice into the spotlight when he began taking advantage of a generous perk that allows longtime elected officials to begin collecting a state retirement without ever leaving their jobs.
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