News Article | July 20, 2022
|"Our justice of the peace lost the primary election for renomination to the office. Now we've heard he's trying to buy new software for the office."|
Does the commissioners court have any authority over expenditures made by those officials who were not renominated or reelected to office?
It may. Section 130.908 of the Local Government Code, also referred to as the "lame duck" statute, allows the commissioners court to set an amount over which expenditures must be approved for incumbent county and precinct officials who were not renominated or reelected to office.