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[1] Office of the State Auditor, An Audit Report of the Department of Economic Development (Austin, Texas, January 2000), p. 1.

[2] Texas H.B. 3657, 76th Reg. Sess., 1999.

[3] Office of the State Auditor, An Audit Report of the Department of Economic Development (January 2000), p. 1.

[4] Office of the State Auditor, An Audit Report of the Department of Economic Development’s Contracting Practices for the Smart Jobs Program (Austin, Texas, August 2000), p. 1.

[5] Office of the State Auditor, An Audit Report of the Department of Economic Development’s Contracting Practices for the Smart Jobs Program (August 2000), p. 2.

[6] Sunset Advisory Commission, Review of the Department of Economic Development (Austin, Texas, April 2000), p. 17.

[7] Interview with Ginny McKay, Sunset Advisory Commission, Austin, Texas, January 2000.

[8] Sunset Advisory Commission, Review of the Department of Economic Development, p. 17.

[9] Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, e-Texas, smaller, smarter, faster government, (Austin, Texas, December 2000), pp. 123-127.

[10] Texas Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness (TCWEC) Report, Determining the Future of Smart Jobs: Critical Issues and Questions Surrounding Focus, Funding and Evaluation, (Austin, Texas, September 2000), p. 13.

[11] Texas Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness (TCWEC) Report, Determining the Future of Smart Jobs: Critical Issues and Questions Surrounding Focus, Funding and Evaluation, (September 2000), p. 15.

[12] Texas Department of Economic Development, “Smart Jobs Program Growth by Fiscal Year; Administrative Costs and Grant Pass-through Expenditures by Fiscal Years,” Austin, Texas, February 27, 2001. (Spreadsheet.)

[13] Interview with H.R. Hoffpauir, Smart Jobs program monitor, Texas Department of Economic Development, Austin, Texas, January 26, 2001.

[14] Texas Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness (TCWEC) Report, Determining the Future of Smart Jobs: Critical Issues and Questions Surrounding Focus, Funding and Evaluation, (September 2000), p. 15.

[15] Texas Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness (TCWEC) Report, Determining the Future of Smart Jobs: Critical Issues and Questions Surrounding Focus, Funding and Evaluation, (September 2000), p. 17.

[16] Texas Council on Workforce and Economic Competitiveness (TCWEC) Report, Determining the Future of Smart Jobs: Critical Issues and Questions Surrounding Focus, Funding and Evaluation, (September 2000), p. 16.

[17] Office of the State Auditor, An Audit Report of the Department of Economic Development (January 2000), p. 1.

[18] Office of the State Auditor, An Audit Report of the Department of Economic Development (January 2000), p. 2.

[19] Letter from the State Auditor’s Office to state Sen. William R. Ratliff and state Rep. Robert Junell, November 15, 2000.

[20] Interview with Lesley C.Wade, director Internal Audit, Texas Department of Economic Development and Dan Martin, Smart Jobs program director, Texas Department of Economic Development, Austin, Texas, March 6, 2001.

[21] V.T.C.A., Labor Code, sec. 303.001 (a)

[22] V.T.C.A., Labor Code, sec. 303.001 (a), Historical Notes.

[23] Interview with Pat Segura, Texas Workforce Commission, Skills Development Program staff, Austin, Texas, February 12, 2001.

[24] Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, e-Texas, smaller, smarter, faster government (December 2000), pp. 123-127.

[25] Texas Workforce Commission, “Skills Development Fund – Program Growth,” Austin, Texas, February 20, 2001. (Spreadsheet.)

[26] Interview with Pat Segura, Texas Workforce Commission, February 12, 2001.

[27] Texas Workforce Commission, “Self Sufficiency Fund – Program Growth,” Austin, Texas, February 20, 2001. (Spreadsheet.)

[28] Texas H.B. 3657, 76th Leg., Reg. Sess., (1999).

[29] Texas Department of Economic Development, “Appropriations by Fiscal Year,” Austin, Texas, February 27, 2001. (Spreadsheet.)

[30] Interview with Lesley C. Wade, director, Internal Audit, Texas Department of Economic Development, Austin, Texas, March 6, 2001.

[31] Texas Department of Economic Development, “Smart Jobs Program Growth by Fiscal Year; Administrative Costs and Grant Pass-through Expenditures by Fiscal Years,” Austin, Texas, February 27, 2001. (Spreadsheet.)

[32] Interview with Lesley C. Wade, director, Internal Audit, Texas Department of Economic Development, Austin, Texas, February 15, 2001.

[33] Texas Department of Economic Development, “Smart Jobs Program Growth by Fiscal Year; Administrative Costs and Grant Pass-through Expenditures by Fiscal Years,” Austin, Texas, February 27, 2001. (Spreadsheet.)

[34] Interview with Lesley C. Wade, director, Internal Audit, Texas Department of Economic Development, Austin, Texas, March 7, 2001, and Texas Department of Economic Development, “Open or Active Smart Jobs Contracts As of March 1, 2001,” Austin, Texas, March 1, 2001. (Smart Jobs database printout.)

[35] Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, e-Texas smaller, smarter, faster government (December 2000), pp.127-130.

[36] Texas Workforce Commission, “Employers’ Customized Training”, Austin, Texas, February 20, 2001. (Spreadsheet.)

[37 ]Texas Workforce Commission, “Employers’ Customized Training,” Austin, Texas, February 2001. (Spreadsheet.)

[38] Interview with Pat Segura, Texas Workforce Commission, Austin, Texas, February 27, 2001.