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Coronavirus in Texas

As coronavirus hits Texas, the state's top health official is spending 30 hours a week on a second job — that pays $600,000

Acting Executive Commissioner Phil Wilson chose not to accept salary and benefits for a temporary position leading one of Texas’ largest and most high-profile agencies. Instead, he continues to earn $636,694 from the Lower Colorado River Authority, more than double what the previous health commissioner made.

Acting Health and Human Services Executive Commissioner Phil Wilson.

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