the Burnt Orange report is news! and juicy (I meant spicy!)
Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 07:17 PM CDT
(Thanks to the Lone Star Project for helping to shine a light on the connections between Abbott and CPRIT. - promoted by Katherine Haenschen)
(Originally posted at the Lone Star Project)
For voters, it seemed to make sense for the State Attorney General, our top civil law enforcement official, to sit on the board of the newly created Cancer Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). The promise of new and innovative treatments for cancer was clearly a worthwhile state expenditure, but accountability would be needed. With millions of tax dollars flowing through the agency to private companies, a State official with law enforcement responsibilities diligently conducting oversight would deter improper activity and, if improprieties occurred, could move quickly to investigate and prosecute.
So much for reasonable expectations. It turns out that Texas AG Greg Abbott sitting on the oversight board was a green light rather than a caution sign to many of these key donors. Businesses backed by Abbott contributors - many of whom are partisan Republicans - have received large grants and contracts from CPRIT without fear of any oversight at all.
Read more below the jump. (please go to the full damaging report)
====================YOU CANNOT LEAD FROM BEHIND! YOU CAN NOT CONTROL WHAT IS SAID BY HIDING! MEET THE CHALLENGE RIGHT IN FRONT!