Transparency Committee to Mull Impeachment of UT Regent

Updated, 5 p.m.: A spokeswoman for Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday's authorization of investigations by the Texas House into the actions of University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall and other gubernatorial appointees sends a "chilling message."

House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, issued a proclamation expanding the committee's jurisdiction and allowing them to propose articles of impeachment against executive appointees if they find such articles are warranted.

In a Tuesday meeting of the committee, they opted to exercise that role by beginning an investigation into the controversy surrounding Hall, who has garnered attention for multiple, large ...

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