From: "Meghan Ashford-Grooms" <mashford-grooms@statesman.com>
Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2011 18:04:42 -0500
To: Meghan Ashford-Grooms <mashford-grooms@statesman.com>

From: Catherine Frazier
Date: Wed, Jun 29, 2011 at 4:55 PM
To: Meghan Ashford-Grooms <mashford79@gmail.com>

Border security funding was increased from $111 million last biennium to $152 million this biennium. This session, border funding went directly to DPS whereas last session it came to the governorís office and was then sent to DPS (this session basically just cut OOG out as the middle man, if you will). The governorís office did directly receive money for border prosecution (Hinojosaís office has some good information about the importance of those funds if you are looking for more detail on that).