Texas on Track to Restore Cancer Research Funding

The Legislature is on track to restore financing for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. 

In an effort to restore public trust in the beleaguered agency, budget negotiators made the agency’s financing for 2014-15 biennium — $595 million — contingent upon the passage of Senate Bill 149, which the House tentatively approved on Friday.

The measure “strengthens governance of [CPRIT] to ensure that it is operating according to our legislative intent and the people of Texas,” said state Rep. Jim Keffer, R-Eastland, the House sponsor of the bill. 

SB 149, authored by Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, would ...

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