Counting the Cost
This week's update of the continued cost of border security in Texas
Last week, we shared our notes from the Senate Finance Committee hearing, where TIDC (Texas Indigent Defense Commission) requested additional funds to pay for the rising criminal defense expenses due to a sharp increase in felony smuggling charges. Read last week’s newsletter for details here:
While I am currently waiting to testify on the House Appropriations for HHS (Texas Health and Human Services), I figured I would send a short update on requests made during yesterday’s appropriations hearings regarding additional requests to fund OLS and Border Security measures Texas has to endure the burden of due to the federal government’s lack of immigration enforcement.
During this week's House Appropriations Committee hearing: