By CHRIS TOMLINSON
AUSTIN — Republican and Democratic senators have been grilling a director from the governor’s office on the state’s economic development funds.
Fort Worth Sen. Wendy Davis expressed concern Wednesday that after 10 years the Texas Enterprise Fund has never undergone an independent audit.
Republican Sen. Bob Deuell, chairman of the Senate Economic Committee, says people of all political stripes are concerned about how taxpayer money is given to private businesses. He and other senators are quizzing the director of Gov. Rick Perry’s economic development office on the Enterprise Fund and the Emerging Technology Fund.
Aaron Demerson could not say how many jobs the funds have created. He couldn’t answer many of the senator’s questions and promised to offer written replies later.
Critics have called the funds corporate welfare or a slush fund.
By CHRIS TOMLINSON
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More I-30 repairs planned
Motorists traveling along Interstate 30 in Hunt County should get used to the idea of potential delays and lane closures, starting next week.
City receives only one bid to rebuild street
It may not take that long to determine who will get the job of rebuilding a portion of one of Greenville’s busiest streets.
- Multiple law enforcement agencies make drug bust in Commerce
Jet makes emergency landing at Majors Field
An American Eagle flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Majors Field in Greenville after the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit.
Dozens of dogs, cats seized from residence
Dozens of animals were seized Wednesday from a residence near Royse City, after they were allegedly discovered living in crates inside the home.
Another chance to vote in races
Hunt County voters will get another chance this spring to make their preferences known in the races for congress and state senate.
Arrest made in reported illegal burn
A Greenville area man was arrested this week, after allegedly conducting an illegal burn.
David Wayne Dillion, 56, was taken into custody Tuesday on a charge of Violation of the Clean Air Act.
Adding up costs when disaster strikes
Employees of local governments across Hunt County will be meeting in Commerce this afternoon, to learn how to assess the damages which can occur when disaster strikes.
- American Eagle flight lands in Greenville due to emergency
- Dozens of animals seized from home near Royse City
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