UPDATE: A source familiar with this story suggested to me that the application for the grant has been withdrawn. I called the Governor's Office for comment, but was told it does not discuss TEF grants.
ORIGINAL POST: This is almost unbelievable. Rick Perry is going to give a Texas Enterprise Fund grant to a firm headed by, of all people, Mike Toomey, the governor's closest political ally. It is so brazen. Perry has given state tax dollars to his pals before, but Toomey? At least Perry is consistent. He always does what he wants to do and doesn't care how it looks. Here are the details:
AAA Auto Club--which is seeking a taxpayer handout from Perry--is headed by a Perry pal and patron...whose lobby firm is headed by Perry's former chief of staff and ex-roommate. [That would be Mike Toomey].Read More