Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Is Texas State Fair hiding FINANCIAL SHENANIGANS?!?


"If the sun has risen on him, there shall be guilt for his bloodshed. He should make full restitution; if he has nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft."
Exodus 22:3

The indefatigable Jon Cassidy asks the question:
In March 2015, Austin attorney Jennifer Riggs filed an open records request with the fair asking for extensive financial records, contracts, and correspondence among fair executives and Dallas officials.
The exorbitant salaries that the ostensibly nonprofit State Fair corporation pays its officials have long been the subject of controversy, as have the fair’s failed ventures, such as the short-lived Summer Adventures water park, which benefited contractors and few others while losing millions.
When Riggs sought to take a closer look at the fair’s records, on behalf of an undisclosed client, the company responded first by asking her to narrow down her request – a common response by government agencies. When Riggs refused, the fair took the unheard-of step of suing, insisting that it wasn’t a government agency subject to public records laws.
Read the whole thing here.

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