Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, is shown before the session in the Texas Senate Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Austin, Texas. Working with Gov. Rick Perry's office, Sen. Nelson has filed a bill that would create a governor-appointed official to investigate injuries and deaths at the institutions known as state schools. Earlier, Gov. Perry declared fixing state institutions for the mentally disabled a top priority for lawmakers, a move that comes after a federal report outlined negligent and abusive care that led to dozens of deaths in Texas. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck) ORG XMIT: AT101
Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, is shown before the session in the Texas Senate Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Austin, Texas. Working with Gov. Rick Perry's office, Sen. Nelson has filed a bill that would create a governor-appointed official to investigate injuries and deaths at the institutions known as state schools. Earlier, Gov. Perry declared fixing state institutions for the mentally disabled a top priority for lawmakers, a move that comes after a federal report outlined negligent and abusive care that led to dozens of deaths in Texas. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck) ORG XMIT: AT101 Harry Cabluck AP
Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, is shown before the session in the Texas Senate Tuesday, Feb. 3, in Austin, Texas. Working with Gov. Rick Perry's office, Sen. Nelson has filed a bill that would create a governor-appointed official to investigate injuries and deaths at the institutions known as state schools. Earlier, Gov. Perry declared fixing state institutions for the mentally disabled a top priority for lawmakers, a move that comes after a federal report outlined negligent and abusive care that led to dozens of deaths in Texas. (AP Photo/Harry Cabluck) ORG XMIT: AT101 Harry Cabluck AP

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