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The Source: Texas More Than Doubled State Employee Bonuses In Five Years

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According to a recent analysis by the Austin-American Statesman, the state of Texas doubled the amount of bonuses it gives out in a year to state employees from 2009 to 2014, going from over $28 million to $65 million. The report goes on to say that Texas has given $270 million in bonuses in recent years, and they did it with few rules or oversight.

What does it mean for accountability in our Capitol?


  • J David McSwane, State Capitol Reporter at the Austin American-Statesman
  • Andrew Chavez, News Application Specialist for the Austin American-Statesman
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