DALLAS – Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s veto of funding for the unit that prosecutes state corruption will not derail the investigation of a $3 billion cancer research bond program that could involve the governor’s office, the lead investigator said Thursday.

The Travis County Public Integrity Unit, established by state law in 1982 and fully funded by state appropriations, is investigating possible insider deals involving the Cancer Research and Prevention Institute of Texas. At least one of the CPRIT grants went to a private corporation founded by a Perry donor without proper review.

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