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August 26, 2014 6:24 PM

Leonard Pitts Jr.: The veto and an unsettling trend involving Gov. Rick Perry and politics

Gov. Rick Perry called on district attorney of Travis County, Democrat Rosemary Lehmberg, who oversees the state public integrity unit, to resign, perhaps so that he might appoint a friendly Republican successor to head an agency that has been a thorn in his backside. Lehmberg refused, so Perry vetoed $7.5 million in state funding for the integrity unit.

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