Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has killed a bill that would have stripped him, Gov. Rick Perry and House Speaker Joe Straus of the power to award certain Emerging Technology Fund grants, the sponsors of the legislation confirmed Thursday.
Dewhurst did not allow the Texas Senate to vote on House Bill 3162 after he removed it from the Senate calendar, said state Rep. John Davis, R-Houston, who authored the bill that he said would “take the politics out of the process.”
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