House Panel Grills CPRIT Oversight Committee

Members of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas’ oversight committee were grilled Tuesday by a House panel that asked about their involvement with an affiliated foundation’s decision to rebrand itself and cut ties with the beleaguered institute amid the Legislature’s ongoing efforts to reform the institute.

“It’s the biggest cluster of a mess that I’ve ever seen and what I’m trying to understand is the decision to change the name, the rebranding,” said state Rep. Carol Alvarado, D-Houston, the co-chairwoman of the House Transparency Committee. “I’m getting conflicting answers about who knew what.”

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