More Legislative Action in Wake of Texas Observer Investigation

march 6, 2007  10:49 am
Texas Gov. Rick Perry and lawmakers continued to take action Monday on sexual abuse and cover-up at a state youth correctional facility, the Daily Texan reports. While the governor did not put the Texas Youth Commission under conservatorship, as recommended last week by the legislature, he approved a rehabilitation plan that included naming a "special master" of the commission. In addition, the governor yesterday declared two bills related to the scandal "emergency items," allowing them to be quickly passed through the state legislature.