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Resource ID: #23425
Subject: State Government
Source: Texas Observer (Austin, Texas)
Date: 4/20/2007



This story revealed that Texas Governor Rick Perry was compiling a massive database on Texas residents. A private contractor had been hired to collect personal information about millions of people. While the stated purpose of the database was homeland security, it was controlled by a political appointee working within the Governor's office, not by a law enforcement agency.

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