At Hearing, Lawmakers Question CPRIT Officials

Lawmakers on Thursday condemned grant policies at the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas that left room for potential conflicts of interest, and criticized a lack of transparency at the CPRIT Foundation, a nonprofit that supplements the salaries of some of the institute’s leaders.

“I don’t feel there’s anything criminal. I don’t feel there’s anything underhanded going on in this effort. But what we have seen is unacceptable,” state Rep. Jim Keffer, R-Eastland, who sponsored the legislation to create CPRIT in 2007, said at Thursday's meeting of the House Appropriations Committee. “... We’ve got to take a ...

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