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Grand Jury to look at Perry veto

3 years 1 month 1 week ago April 14, 2014 Apr 14, 2014 Monday, April 14 2014 April 14, 2014 6:15 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

AUSTIN, TEXAS- A grand jury will investigate whether Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry abused his power by vetoing a bill that provided money for public corruption prosecutors.

An investigation began last summer after Perry vetoed $7.5 million for a public integrity unit under Travis County D.A. Rosemary Lehmberg.

Lehmberg is a Democrat who was convicted on drunk driving charges and Perry called for her to resign.

She refused and Perry slashed state money for the corruption unit.

His office has said Perry did nothing wrong since its within his power to veto any bill. 

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