State outsourced allocation of federal disaster recovery funds to firm with ties to Perry
By Brenda Bell
Updated: 2:31 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
Published: 10:12 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2011
The state of Texas has quietly outsourced the management of more than $1 billion in federal disaster recovery funds to an engineering firm with close ties to Gov. Rick Perry's administration, paying the Kansas City, Mo. -based firm HNTB $45 million so far to process infrastructure grants for communities damaged by Hurricanes Dolly and Ike.