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August 10, 2020      4:37 PM

Lack of transparency fuels questions about how billions in federal coronavirus aid is being spent, or not, in Texas

“There is nothing conservative about retaining federal aid and forcing property taxes to go even higher,” argues former Lt. Gov. nominee Mike Collier in an open letter to city and county leaders throughout the state. “These judgments should be open to all Texans for inspection.”

In an open letter to Texas mayors and county judges, former Democratic nominee for Lt. Gov. Mike Collier argues it is “very bad public policy” for Gov. Greg Abbott’s office to sit on billions in federal dollars meant for local communities to respond to the disaster caused by the coronavirus.

But Abbott, who has not called a special session to deal with the slow rolling disaster, insists he is collaborating with Texas House and Texas Senate leaders about how to handle it.

By Scott Braddock

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