Perry, Straus Reach Out to Appointees Amid Hall Inquiry

In the last month, both Gov. Rick Perry and House Speaker Joe Straus, R-San Antonio, have reached out to gubernatorial appointees to share their thoughts on government oversight, which has become a touchy subject in light of an investigation of a University of Texas System regent.

In June, Straus expanded the authority of the House Select Committee on State Agency Operations, which immediately launched an inquiry that focused on UT Regent Wallace Hall, who was appointed by Perry. If Hall were impeached as a result of the investigation, he would be the first gubernatorial appointee in the state’s history ...

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