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Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Kyle Janek whispers to an aide at a hearing of the Sunset Advisory Commission on Jan. 14, 2015. Health and Human Services chief Kyle Janek finds himself in the spotlight again over a contract awarded to a single bidder. Comment?
In the latest effort by conservatives to fight what they see as overreach by the United Nations, two Texas Republican lawmakers have filed legislation aimed at a nonbinding plan for sustainable development that the United States and more than 100 other countries signed in 1992. The plan is known as Agenda 21 , and it seeks to encourage governments to promote environmentally friendly development such as preserving open spaces and discouraging urban sprawl. Comment?
Even as the presidential field narrowed Tuesday with Rick Santorum's exit from the race, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul 's chances of winning the Republican nomination don't appear to be any stronger. But the longtime Texas congressman isn't slowing down, and on Tuesday night he started a three-stop Texas town hall tour with a visit to the Texas A&M University campus. Comment?
The Academic Building at Texas A&M University will not have its name changed to the Governor Rick Perry '72 Building after all. The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents was scheduled to meet Thursday afternoon to approve renaming the building, but Perry has declined the honor, his office confirmed. Comment?
The awarding of a no-bid Medicaid fraud detection contract to the 21CT company continues to draw scrutiny with three separate news reports published Wednesday evening. Reporters at the Houston Chronicle and the Austin American-Statesman dived deeply into the actions of Jack Stick , general counsel at the Health and Human Services Commission, who made sure that 21CT did not have to go through a regular bidding process to get the $110 million contract. Comment?
The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents will meet on Thursday to consider renaming a historic building on the flagship College Station campus after a famous alumnus: Gov. Rick Perry . According to filing with the secretary of state's office, the regents will vote on whether to rename Texas A&M's generic-sounding Academic Building the "Governor Rick Perry '72 Building." Comment?
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