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Thursday, February 22, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Continues Dialogue with School Districts Engaged in Unlawful Electioneering
“School districts exist to educate, not function as political action committees. I am thankful that the school districts in question recognized this and promptly complied with Texas law after my office issued letters last week,” Attorney General Paxton said. “By working with us so quickly, they help all Texas school districts understand that they have a distinct responsibility to refrain from spending public funds on advocating for or opposing political candidates.”

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Obtains Final Judgment for Taxpayers in Kilgore ISD Lawsuit
“I am grateful that the court recognized Kilgore ISD’s attempt to siphon money away from Texas homeowners without their vote or consent,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Local governments cannot simply ignore laws they do not like. My office will continue to stand up for homeowners in these districts and voters across the state.”

Thursday, February 15, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Defends Constitutionality of Texas’ Foster Care System at 5th Circuit
“We appreciated the opportunity to demonstrate that this case raises serious federalism concerns when an unelected federal judge sought to substitute her own individual judgment for that of the people of Texas’ duly elected representatives, executive officers, and judges,” Attorney General Paxton said. “The district court’s misguided directives will irreparably harm the foster care system, uproot many children, and reverse the progress that Texas has made since the Legislature enacted landmark changes to the system last year.”

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Dispatches Letters to Three School Districts to Halt Unlawful Electioneering
“My office fully encourages Texas schools to educate their students on civic duties and assist them in registering to vote. But pushing faculty or others to vote for a particular person is a clear violation of the Texas Election and Education Codes,” Attorney General Paxton said. “These school districts must understand that they are responsible, as all state agencies are, for refraining from spending public funds on advocating for or opposing political candidates. The electioneering of these school districts is unacceptable and a poor example of the civic responsibility, integrity, and honesty that Texas educators should model for our students.”

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 – Austin
AG Paxton Joins Bipartisan Coalition Urging Congress To End Secret Sexual Harassment Settlements
“Congress today has both opportunity and cause to champion the rights of victims of sexual harassment in the workplace by enacting legislation to free them from the injustice of forced arbitration and secrecy when it comes to seeking redress from egregious misconduct condemned by all concerned Americans,” the attorneys general wrote.

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