Perry to White: Release tax returns, then debate
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Republican Gov. Rick Perry says he won't
debate Bill White unless the Democrat releases all of his tax
returns by Sept. 15.
Perry gave the deadline Thursday as he released his 2009 tax
Perry has said repeatedly that he won't debate unless White
releases all of his income tax returns from the years he's been in
A call to White's campaign was not immediately returned.
Perry has released all his income taxes dating back to 1987.
His latest release showed income of $217,000 last year.
He paid $40,000 in taxes.
White has released income taxes from 2004 to 2009, when he was
Houston's mayor, but not when he was deputy energy secretary or
Texas Democratic Party chairman in the mid-1990s.
The candidates have been invited to an Oct. 19 media-sponsored