State contracting scandal fallout

Number 27157
Subject Contracts
Source Houston Chronicle
State
Year 2015
Publication Date January 30, 2015
Summary In December of 2014, a high-ranking Texas health official resigned following weeks of questions by the Houston Chronicle and Austin American-Statesman about a $110 million no-bid contract. In the days and weeks after the resignation, the Houston Chronicle used sophisticated data analysis to show how the official had gotten away with egregiously stretching the rules of a $2 billion state purchasing program and to show how flaws in the program would make it easy for others to exploit it.
Category Philip Meyer Contest entry
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Keywords texas; health; no bid; resignation; state purchasing; Philip Meyer entry
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