KBTX | Bryan & College Station, TX | Aggieland News

Perry's Security Bill Amid Presidential Run Grows

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas -- Governor Rick Perry's failed run for president has cost Texas taxpayers more than $3.6 million in travel expenses and overtime pay to agents assigned to his security detail.

The Texas Department of Public Safety on Friday released its latest reports on travel expenses for agents assigned to protect Perry and his family.

Those figures, plus previously reports, show that the agency spent more than $1.8 million on food, fuel, lodging and other travel expenses between August 10th and the end of January, protecting the governor as he crisscrossed the country.

Perry announced his candidacy on August 13th, 2011 and dropped out of the race on January 19th.

Travel costs are separate from the over $1.8 million the agency reports it paid agents assigned to Perry in overtime between August and January.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 145251935