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Governor Perry vetoes two dozen bills

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP)

Gov. Rick Perry has vetoed 24 bills and removed some parts of the state budget approved by lawmakers.

Among them is a Texas version of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which would have helped ensure employers provide women statewide with equal pay for equal work.

Perry also used his line-item veto powers to cut funding for the state's Public Integrity Unit.

Perry said he vetoed the unit's $7.5 million two-year budget because the Travis County district attorney in charge of the unit was convicted of drunk driving.

He wanted her to resign.

Critics, though, accuse Perry of trying to cut funding for investigators looking into the actions of his office.

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