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Perry Reportedly Opposes Confederate Flag Plates

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Governor Rick Perry says he opposes Confederate flag license plates in Texas in a yet-to-be aired interview with a Tampa Bay TV station, the St. Petersburg Times reports.

"We don't need to be scraping old wounds,” Perry reportedly told Bay News 9 in an interview conducted today. The interview is not scheduled to be broadcast until Sunday.  

The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles board is still considering whether to issue Confederate flag license plates, after it was petitioned by the Sons of Confederate Veterans. The board is appointed by Governor Perry. A vote could happen as soon as next month. Last week, nineteen state representatives sent a letter to the TxDMV expressing their opposition to the Confederate flag plates. 

Nathan Bernier is the transportation reporter at KUT. He covers the big projects that are reshaping how we get around Austin, like the I-35 overhaul, the airport's rapid growth and the multibillion-dollar transit expansion Project Connect. He also focuses on the daily changes that affect how we walk, bike and drive around the city. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on X @KUTnathan.
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