From a Daily Texan article last week
General counsel Rusty Hardin makes more than $150,000 for work in investigation of Wallace HallBecause the only thing better than impeaching a University regent for doing his job is bilking the taxpayers for a small fortune in the process.
On Feb. 6, the State of Texas authorized the payment of $157,803 to Rusty Hardin — general counsel for the House Select Committee on Transparency in State Agency Operations — for his work in the committee’s investigation into the actions of UT System Regent Wallace Hall, according to invoices provided from the Texas Legislative Council.
Hardin originally billed the state $163,302 for his work from August to October of last year, but the state contested certain charges, including several for “air flight insurance,” marked at just more than $20. Hardin originally billed $508 for dinner at an Italian restaurant, but later requested to cancel the charge.