Hey, do you have a million "leftover" dollars hanging around? Well, apparently Willaimson County Commissioners did. And, you guessed it, those $1 million "leftover" dollars were tax dollars.
The one million "Leftover" tax dollars went to Martin & Salinas Public Affairs Inc. Martin & Salinas was one of the many special interests who got a fat NO BID contracts from the Central Texas toll authority (CTRMA).
From the Statesman today:
In late March, county commissioners agreed to hire Martin & Salinas Public Affairs Inc. and pay the firm up to $1 million, using money leftover from the county’s $228 million road bond package that voters passed two years ago.
Greg Windham, a Democrat running for the Pct. 3 Commissioner seat in November, during a morning meeting today accused commissioners of “backroom” deals, saying voters didn’t know bond money would be used to hire the firm when they went to the polls.
Eye on Williamson has more here.