Having endured those galling laws requiring tax increases be voted on in public, the Travis County hospital district would like to get down to the business of spending your $54 million without your help, thank you.
The district might have preferred not to tell you how they plan to do it had the Austin American-Statesman not made its usual, irksome inquiries.
You see, rather than distribute your property tax increase and as much as $76 million more in matching federal tax money a year through its own board, subject to the nettlesome state Open Meetings Act, the district established a nonprofit Central Health Collaborative, the Statesman is reporting.
Source: Texas Watchdog. Read full article. (link)