Monday, February 3, 2020

#TXLEGE: Maybe, just maybe, Jim Murphy isn't the best choice

"No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon."
Matthew 6:24

We discussed the mess related to teacher retirement fund renting luxury office space a couple weeks ago.

The legislature is OUTRAGED!!!

(Outraged, they tell ya.)

So outraged they put someone in charge:

LOL, of course.

For those who don't remember, Jim Murphy is this guy:
HOUSTON – It appears that state Rep. Jim Murphy likes taxpayer-funded hats. Channel 2 Investigates identified him wearing a couple of them. One is for the 133rd District on Houston's west side, and the other remains unclear. 
Employment contracts between Murphy and the Westchase District, a governmental agency and political subdivision of the state, show Murphy banking a fixed monthly fee of over $26,000 a month. That is a whopping $312,000 a year. The contract also lists him as a "consultant" even though the website for the Westchase District clearly says he's the general manager. 
So what is the problem? 
State law says, "No member of the Legislature may hold any other office or position of profit, except as a notary public." 
In other words, a legislator cannot hold another taxpayer-funded job. 
Murphy is a five-time state representative.
[Note: We can't post the original TV report due to formatting issues, but we strongly recommend you click through the link above and watch the full report (approx. 5 minutes).]

Bottom Line: Foxes, henhouses, and all that.

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