Governor Perry Rejects $555 Dollars from Stimulus Money

POSTED: Friday, March 13, 2009 - 7:58am

UPDATED: Thursday, February 25, 2010 - 11:32am

In Houston, Governor Rick Perry is turning down millions in stimulus money headed towards the State of Texas.

Governor Perry made the announcement on Thursday rejecting around $555 million dollars that would have expanded the state unemployment benefits. The Governor said if he accepted the unemployment money, it would require the state to increase taxes on businesses to fund the program.

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