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State's investment funds await new Lege scrutiny

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Bankruptcies and a criminal investigation marred Texas' signature programs that use taxpayer funds to boost private startups in 2012, and lawmakers this year must decide how much of an appetite they have to keep the money flowing. The state budget picture will be brighter when Legislature reconvenes Tuesday, but leaders of both Gov. Rick Perry's Emerging Technology Fund and...

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