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9:09 pm
Sat January 26, 2013

Perry Security Costs Texas Millions

Credit Texas Governor Rick Perry (R)

  Gov. Rick Perry's security detail cost the state more than $140,000 in travel costs in the last three months of 2012.  Perry's security detail has cost $2.4 million in out-of-state travel costs since he was re-elected in 2010. Much of those expenses came during his failed presidential bid.

The San Antonio Express-News reports that almost half of recent expenses came from a September trip to Italy. While Perry's campaign account or outside sources generally cover his personal costs, taxpayers are typically billed for his security detail.

The Texas Department of Public Safety releases those state costs every quarter.

Perry has said that he met with government and business leaders on his Italy trip.

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Information from: San Antonio Express-News, http://www.mysanantonio.com


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.