A quarter century ago, legislative hopeful Rick Perry of Haskell filed paperwork with the state indicating he was worth about $13,000. By 2009, we figure, Gov. Perry was worth a little more than $1 million. That is, his net worth increased 77-fold in 24 years. Why care? Well, how politicians make money is often an attack point — sometimes clear-cut enough for the Truth-O-Meter.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Friday, October 22nd, 2010 at 11:10 a.m.
An $18 billion budget shortfall plus $1.7 billion in operating losses plus 850,000 jobs adds up to fodder for the Truth-O-Meter.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 at 10:16 a.m.
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