Sunday, April 10, 2011
Ledge ends free state employee housing, goes with a flat 20% of fair market value requirement
From The Austin American Statesman
Responding to legislative leaders angered that taxpayers are subsidizing prison officials' housing costs, even as the corrections agency was laying off workers and closing programs to save money, the Texas prison board voted Friday to make employees pay more for their state housing.
The Texas Board of Criminal Justice decided unanimously to change agency policy to start charging everyone living in state houses at least 20 percent of the fair market value, and many others 100 percent of market value.
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