Rick Perry is considered by some to be the most powerful governor Texas has ever had. Perry's appointees fill just about every available slot in all agencies and boards in state government.
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"And really, they won't do anything any differently than they would have whether or not he had been elected president," said former Texas Republican political director Royal Masset.
But when it comes to Perry's relationships with lawmakers, he has considerably less power. Harvey Kronberg, editor of the online political newsletter Quorum Report, says the Legislature has cast ...