DALLAS — Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s office rejected doubling the salary of the Texas Department of Transportation’s executive director but did authorize a salary above a statutory maximum of $292,500, officials said.

Perry’s former aide, Phil Wilson, was named TxDOT’s executive director earlier this month. Wilson, previously a lobbyist for Luminant Energy, is the first non-engineer to hold the post under legislation passed this year that changed the required qualifications.

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