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August 24, 2014

Wendy Davis Ad Blasts Greg Abbott for Cancer Fund Scandal

Wendy Davis launched a new statewide TV ad over the weekend, slamming Greg Abbott for looking the other way while millions in state dollars intended for cancer research were sent to his donors. We've written extensively about the cancer fund scandal. From...
August 16, 2014

Rick Perry’s Theatrics Ignore Reality

Today Rick Perry responded to felony indictments against him. In his speech, he talked about vetoes, but the reality of the case is one he didn’t address: using the powers of office as leverage to make threats. “He can sugarcoat it all he wants, but the...
August 15, 2014

BREAKING: Rick Perry Indicted on Two Criminal Charges

Governor Rick Perry was indicted by a grand jury today on two criminal charges, coercion and abuse of power , after a four-month investigation by a Republican special prosecutor. The indictment is the result of Rick Perry attempting to use the Office of...
June 9, 2014

With staffers testifying, is GOP wary of Perry?

The ongoing grand jury investigation into a criminal complaint against Rick Perry saw two of the governor's aides brought in to court last week. Anne Wiley, the governor's scheduler, and Ken Armbrister, Perry's legislative liaison, were seen entering the...
May 16, 2014

Rick Perry's Walk of Shame

Rick Perry has put an awful lot of effort into rebuilding his image over the years. Starting with his Agriculture Commissioner days as a ringer for the Marlboro Man, to his coyote-shooting trail runner days, up to his current eye glass wearing "divorced-...
May 5, 2014

Cancer Funds Funneled to Abbott Donors

The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) was supposed to provide funding for cancer research. But soon after its implementation, the multi-billion dollar entity was awarding grants to donors of Rick Perry and Greg Abbott without the...
April 23, 2014

UPDATE: Rick Perry and Briberygate

A story in today's Texas Tribune reveals that Governor Rick Perry's emissaries continued offering money and trades in exchange for District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg's resignation - even after he vetoed funding for the Public Integrity Unit. This is of...
April 18, 2014

You're paying for Rick Perry's criminal defense lawyers

By now you've heard that a grand jury has been seated to hear a criminal complaint against Governor Rick Perry. It all goes back to his making good on a threat to veto public funds if another elected official did not resign. A writer at the Dallas Morning...
March 12, 2013

Rick Perry Breaks His Promise on Cancer Research

This blog was orginally posted on ProgressTexasPAC.org . The powers that be at CPRIT, the cancer research fund that Gov. Rick Perry is using as his slush fund to reward contributors, would like us to forget that it remains under criminal investigation...
December 22, 2012

Texas Lawmakers Set Sights on CPRIT Overhaul

If you haven't already, click here to take action and demand accountability from CPRIT . The CPRIT scandal continues to impact the state of Texas , as Governor Perry - who initially called those who challenged the integrity of the agency as "conspiracy...