Pension, Gas Investment Boost Perry's Income

Bidness as Usual


This is one in a series of occasional stories about ethics and transparency in the part-time Texas Legislature.

Gov. Rick Perry and his wife, Anita, made a little more than $300,000 in 2011, getting a pay boost over the previous year thanks to his new state pension benefit and the sale of an interest in North Texas gas wells, tax records show.

The couple reported adjusted gross income of $312,597 and paid $76,000 in taxes. They gave $27,083 to charity: $25,000 to his mega church, Lake Hills Church in West Austin, and $2,000 to ...

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