A lawsuit designed to stop counties from using taxpayer-money to lobby against taxpayers is still brewing in Williamson County.Â The judge last month gave taxpayers a partial victory, but those who brought the suit are hoping to convince His Honor to make modifications to the ruling that would ensure justice.
Peggy Venable, of Americans for Prosperity’s Texas chapter, brought the lawsuit against Williamson County and wants the judge to clarify the terms used in his ruling. He said the Texas Association of CountiesÂ is prohibited by law from using “dues” collected from the member counties. The TAC’s clever legal minds got around it by saying that the lobbying was paid for by “fees.”
Of course, whether you call it manure or feces, it still stinks. But that’s exactly what the advocates of big, unrestrained government keep shoveling at efforts to protect Texas’ taxpayers.