Collin County commissioners have been vocal about their opposition to the costly Paxton prosecution, saying they have no choice but to pay the amounts ordered by the court. In a blog post on Sunday, County Judge Keith Self called again for the special prosecutors to resign so that another district attorney from the region could be assigned to the case.Perhaps, if this is such a great concern, Judge Self and the commissioners court should lobby the Legislature next year to reinstate funding for the Public Integrity Unit at the Travis County DA. Former Gov. Rick Perry's veto of their budget is the reason they're stuck with these bills. Before 2013, state taxpayers would have picked up the tab.
“Our taxpayers deserve better,” Self wrote.
Friday, March 18, 2016
Cause and effect: Veto of Public Integrity Unit funding costing Collin County taxpayers
Grits finds complaints by the Collin County Commissioners Court about paying legal bills for AG Ken Paxton's special prosecutors ironic. A judge dismissed a lawsuit challenging the fees and ordered them to pay the legal tab, which has topped a quarter million dollars. According to the Dallas News: