Ken Paxton

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Absent educational purpose, use of school district's public funds to transport students and employees to and from polling places violates Texas Constitution article III, section 52KP-177
Bond proceeds approved by the voters in an election can only be used for those projects and cannot be applied to other projects.KP-046
Certificate of deposit investment secured by letter of credit from such entity comports with Government Code subsection 2256.009(a)(1). To extent depository institution is agency or instrumentality of United States and not otherwise limited by any governing statute in guaranteeing its obligations in manner similar to section 1435, title 12, United States Code, a court would likely determine thatKP-128
County attorney is not entitled to receive extra compensation for representing State in criminal matter in county's district court at request of district attorneyKP-130
County education department's expenditure for a hurricane relief fund under Texas Constitution article III, section 52(a)KP-208
County labor and equipment to open and close graves in a private cemetery, an individual county commissioner may not useJC-0329
County labor and equipment, a commissioners court, acting on behalf of the county, may use solely for a public purposeJC-0329
Deposit of funds in certificate of deposit must be to depository institution with main or branch office in Texas in accordance with Government Code section 2256.010(a)(1)-(3)KP-128
Disposition of remaining assets of an abolished municipality to a nonprofit corporationKP-035
Federal home loan bank - whether an agency or instrumentality of United States within scope of Government Code subsection 2256.009(a)(1) - we cannot predict how Texas court would conclude as a matter of lawKP-128
Guaranteed charter district bonds, limitation contained in Texas Government Code section 45.0532KP-005
Investment pool authority to form and invest in a subsidiary, select its directors, incorporate under laws of another stateKP-022
It is likely a court would conclude that, absent a constitutional amendment, a county may not form and operate a county energy transportation reinvestment zone ("CETRZ"), a tax increment reinvestment zone ("TIRZ"), or a transportation reinvestment zone ("TRZ") to the extent that doing so utilizes a pledge of the captured increment of ad valorem taxes to fund a county tax increment reinvestment zone.KP-004
Money market deposit in amount exceeding the amount of Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation insurance that is secured by another obligation in Government Code section 2256.009(a)(4) complies with Public Funds Investment Act and Public Funds Collateral Act. Court would likely conclude thatKP-128
Public funds for purposes of the Public Funds Investment Act are funds belonging to the State raised by the operation of general law and appropriated for a public purposeKP-142
School district public funds may not be used to promote or oppose candidates or measuresKP-177
School district's expenditure for a scholarship program under Texas Constitution article III, section 52(a)KP-204
Surplus funds may not be used by Wells Branch Municipal Utility District to repair or replace residential cluster-type mailbox facilitiesKP-169
Tax increment financing, use by countiesGA-1076
Texas Constitution article III, section 49, any statutory provision that converted significant uncovered losses into state debt without voter approval could violateGA-1012
Texas Constitution article III, section 52 - a grant of public funds by municipal development district deciding to contract with private entity to perform functions related to civic center under Local Government Code chapter 377 must satisfy requirements of article III, section 52GA-1058
Texas Constitution article III, section 52 - Court is likely to conclude that the United States Fish and Wildlife Service is not an "individual, association or corporation under article III, section 52.KP-008
Texas Treasury Safekeeping Trust Company, state funds and Tex Pool funds held by may not be invested in direct security repurchase agreement contracts that contemplate the possibility of cash as collateralGA-0324
The community college system must determine, in good faith and subject to review for abuse of discretion, whether the reimbursement expenditure is primarily for a college system purpose and not merely for the trustee's personal interest and that the quo warranto proceeding involved actions taken by the trustee that were within the scope of his official duties.KP-040
Time deposit account fully insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is within the scope of "other obligation" under Government Code subsection 2256.009(a)(4), Consistent with Attorney General Opinion GA-0834 (2011), a court could concludeKP-128