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Rick Perry, TRCC, “a builder protection agency” $$$

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Lawyer for builder who gave millions to gov got state agency seat.

By Patricia Kilday Hart/[email protected]

AUSTIN — In its brief but controversial life, the Texas Residential Construction Commission won far more detractors than admirers.

Former Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn called it “a builder protection agency” that created additional roadblocks for homeowners living with shoddy construction.

To Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, the agency only served “to shield home builders from being responsible” for defective work. The Texas Sunset Commission concluded the agency did “more harm than good.”

The TRCC, however, had at least one friend who mattered: Houston home builder Bob Perry, who has given Gov. Rick Perry more than $2.5 million during his tenure in office.

An advocate for the agency from its creation in 2003 until it closed its doors in 2010, the home builder’s imprimatur was significant. His lobbyists played a key role in its inception; his company’s general counsel, John Krugh, was appointed to serve on the commission by Gov. Perry, no relation to Bob Perry, one month after the home builder gave a $100,000 campaign contribution to the governor.

Now dormant, the TRCC serves as a case study of how wealthy contributors can shape public policy. In this year’s hard-fought Republican presidential primary, the agency likely will get renewed scrutiny as Perry’s Republican competitors search for ways to distinguish themselves from the Texas governor.

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http://blog.chron.com/rickperry/2011/09/perry-and-big-money/





Agency may be tool for Perry critics claiming ‘cronyism’

Posted on September 10, 2011 at 10:19 pm by Dana Thompson in Campaign 2012, Gov. Rick Perry


By Patricia Kilday Hart, Austin Bureau

In its brief but controversial life, the Texas Residential Construction Commission won far more detractors than admirers. Former Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn called it “a builder protection agency” that created additional roadblocks for homeowners living with shoddy construction. To Rep. Garnet Coleman, D-Houston, the agency served only “to shield home builders from being responsible” for defective work. The Texas Sunset Commission concluded the agency did “more harm than good.”

The TRCC, however, had at least one friend who mattered: Houston homebuilder Bob Perry, who has given Gov. Rick Perry more than $2.5 million during his tenure in office. An advocate for the agency from its creation in 2003 until it closed its doors in 2010, the homebuilder’s imprimatur was significant. His lobbyists played a key role in its inception; his company’s general counsel, John Krugh, was appointed to serve on the commission by Gov. Perry, no relation to Bob Perry, one month after the homebuilder gave a $100,000 campaign contribution to the governor.


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http://blog.chron.com/rickperry/2011/09/defunct-agency-may-be-tool-for-perry-critics-claiming-cronyism/
 

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Blah blah blah blah more BLAH BLAH bull crap from the DR flipper :wink: :wink: :wink:
 

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Flipper is fussing about a "CLOSED" agency? Been closed over a year. :lol:

Liberals are so easy................................................

http://www.window.state.tx.us/trccsunset/
 

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we had an Obama stimulus that cost the country trillions so Obama and crew could stuff it full of payoffs..

and not one floundering word from the liberals..
 

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we had an Obama stimulus that cost the country trillions so Obama and crew could stuff it full of payoffs..

and not one floundering word from the liberals..

now they want to influance the GOP primary by exposing political payoffs?

unfortunately this will not dampen Perry's limelight with the media until the general election..
 

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