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Posted: Apr 24, 2014 3:45 PM

Updated: Apr 24, 2014 3:46 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Top aides to Governor Rick Perry say it would be unwise for the next Texas governor to uproot lucrative economic development programs that have stirred growing discontent among Republicans. A Texas House panel considered today what should happen to the Texas Enterprise Fund and Emerging Technology Fund if the next governor is adverse to two of Perry's signature programs.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A Red River land dispute has the outgoing governor and the Republican candidate favored to replace him decrying the same federal agency currently embroiled in an armed standoff in Nevada. Governor Rick Perry today accused the Bureau of Land Management of trying "to take private property" along the Oklahoma state line in north Texas. Attorney General Greg Abbott, now running for governor, says he's warning the BLM not to trample on private property rights.

PITTSBURGH (AP) A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets. The move by Houston-based Baker Hughes is a major shift; it's unclear if other firms will follow suit. Environmental and health groups have criticized the industry for not disclosing all of the chemicals used in drilling.

IRVING, Texas (AP) Retail gasoline prices across Texas held steady this week at $3.49 per gallon. Triple A Texas reports today that compares to the nationwide average price of $3.68 per gallon, up 2 cents from last week.

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