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February 10, 2000 - DEVELOPER MONEY TREE FOR BUSH

Special Interests Get Results from Contributions


Austin....Texas Governor George Bush has raised millions of dollars in campaign contributions from developers directly benefitting from statutes exempting them from local growth management ordinances, according to documents released today by Texas Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (TexasPEER).

During his tenure as Governor, George W. Bush has supported and signed into law a number of measures which strip local communities of their ability to manage growth or to address environmental problems in their own backyards. The developers and business associations who benefit from these bills have contributed directly and repeatedly to Bush campaign funds.

"Growth management is now an oxymoron in Texas ," stated Texas PEER Coordinator Erin Rogers. "These bills have set clear precedents for simply buying state exemptions when local rules threaten to block or limit development."

NOTE: The Texas PEER web site has set up special links for tracing campaign contributions from the beneficiaries of political favors by the Governor.





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