Politics & Government

July 17, 2011 3:09 PM

Texas spending kept rising for years with Perry as governor

Gov. Rick Perry's political stock has soared in recent months as he has traveled the country touting a decade of fiscal restraint in Texas under his leadership. Yet before the budget he signed last month, the Texas budget had consistently grown during Perry's time as governor, with total spending rising faster than inflation and population growth, state data show.

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