Gov. Perry took $6 billion stimulus money from the Feds to balance his budget, now he wants more to fight the wildfires in Texas.
Governor says Obama leaving Texas in the dust - Politics - More politics - msnbc.comSAN ANTONIO — Texas Governor Rick Perry criticized the Obama administration on Thursday for not responding to a request for a disaster aid for the parched state, where wildfires have scorched nearly 2 million acres.
"You have to ask, 'Why are you taking care of Alabama and other states?' I know our letter didn't get lost in the mail," Perry, a Republican and frequent critic of the federal government, said after addressing a Texas emergency management conference.
President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency for Alabama, where storms — including a tornado that ravaged Tuscaloosa on Wednesday — killed nearly 200 people this week. ...