Lawmakers Protest Security Policy at Governor's Mansion

Updated, Feb. 28, 4:34 p.m.: Members of the Texas House complained Thursday about security policies in place for legislators visiting the Governor's Mansion, prompting the quick scheduling of both a legislative hearing and a meeting between Gov. Rick Perry's office and Department of Public Safety officials to discuss the issue further.

Despite lawmakers' concerns about having to undergo a backgrond check every time they visit the Governor's Mansion, DPS spokesman Tom Vinger said the policy is not a new one. 

"The security policy at the mansion – which requires a background check for all visitors to ...

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