PERRY CALLS FOR PUBLIC UNIVERSITY AUDIT

Gov. Rick Perry wants an audit for every public university in Texas.

The governor sent a letter to all the state supported institutions after an audit revealed the University of North Texas over the past decade, mistakenly received, and then misspent more than $80 million in state money.

That’s raising some questions about the how the Denton based university  was able to obtain millions of dollars in excess funding without any ‘red flags’ being raised.

Gov. Perry is asking each school to do their own audit, to make sure the same mistake does not happen again.

Texas A&M Vice Chancellor Steven Moore, says the governor asked A&M to look at their procedures in terms of financial controls and they were certainly gong to do that.  

Perry did not give a deadline for the audits.