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  1. Failed Hospital Deal Reveals Ties to JanekRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 16, 2015 | Texas Tribune

    Contract High is an occasional series looking at how Texas outsourced crucial state services for two decades - and got smoked. Three years ago, a company called Geo Care Inc. failed to win a contract from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission to privatize the Kerrville State Hospital, one of the state's 10 psychiatric facilities.

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  2. Speaker Straus Names Rep. Otto as Chief Budget Writer in HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2015 | Texas Tribune

    House Speaker Joe Straus released his committee assignments Wednesday, including new chairmen for the two high-profile committees that will take the lead on writing the budget and crafting tax cuts. Straus picked state Rep. John Otto , R-Dayton, as chairman of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, which crafts the chamber's budget plan.

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  3. Few Texas Hospitals Reap Bonuses for PerformanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2015 | Texas Tribune

    Because they did a relatively good job keeping patients happy and alive, among other measures, a slim majority of Texas hospitals have earned But what Medicare giveth, it taketh away. Many of the hospitals earning performance bonuses won't see any cash as a result, Under a change mandated by federal health reform, more than 6 percent of Medicare payments to hospitals are now contingent on performance.

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  4. Death row inmate Scott Panetti.Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | Texas Tribune

    Scott Louis Panetti entered Texas prison with a well-documented psychiatric history, including two involuntary commitments at Kerrville State Hospital, and lengthy inpatient stays at Veterans Administration hospitals in Waco, Kerrville and his home state of Wisconsin. He had buried furniture in the yard.

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  5. Perry Surprises by Urging House to Bust Spending CapRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2013 | Texas Tribune

    Gov. Rick Perry announces a 5 percent cut in the Texas franchise tax for small business on April 15, 2013. In the background are Rep. Harvey Hildebran, R-Kerrville, Gary Farmer of the Austin Chamber and MIke Morrissey of the governor's staff.

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