Duncan supports Perry for being picky over stimulus money - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

2/20/09

Duncan supports Perry for being picky over stimulus money

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - President Obama singled out Texas for criticism on Friday. 

Obama told a group from the U.S. Conference of Mayors that Texas could suffer if Governor Rick Perry rejects federal stimulus funds. But Lubbock State Senator Robert Duncan supports Perry for picking and choosing which federal funds to accept.

Duncan says some of Obama's plan has strings attached and some of it created financial obligations that continue after the federal money is long gone. "The Texas Legislator has always been very careful when considering federal programs that have strings attached. This is Texas. We're fairly independent and it's because of that independence that we are as healthy as we are today," says Duncan.

Texas could take up to 16.9 billion dollars of federal aid.

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