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Governor Perry threatens veto unless Lehmberg steps down

Governor Perry threatens veto unless Lehmberg steps down

Rosemary Lehmberg
Courtesy of KVUE News

KVUE -- Governor Rick Perry is targeting Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg. He has vowed to veto funding for the state's Austin-based Ethics Enforcement Unit unless Lehmberg steps down.

Many have called for the DA's resignation since her driving while intoxicated conviction. She has already served jail time and gone to a treatment facility.

According to the Austin American-Statesman, Governor Perry has until Sunday to veto bills passed in the regular session. That includes the state budget, which allots $7.5 million to fund the public integrity unit.

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