Perry orders state universities to review benefits spending


Thu, Jun 5, 2014 - 12:46pm -- (View the original The Dallas Morning News article.)

The Dallas Morning News

Gov. Rick Perry is ordering all of the state’s public universities to review how they pay employee benefits after an audit found the University of North Texas misspent $83.5 million in state funds over a decade.

“The inappropriate and inaccurate accounting of taxpayer funds by the University of North Texas is inexcusable,” Rich Parsons, a Perry spokesman, said Wednesday. “Our office is taking steps to determine if other institutions of higher education are using similar methods that could result in the misuse of taxpayer money.”

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