Gov. Greg Abbott calls out Houston’s Democrat mayor over misuse of federal funds

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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is accusing the state of Texas of a money grab, taking over the spending of federal funds earmarked for flood mitigation and spending it outside Houston.




Sylvester Turner

✔ @SylvesterTurner



https://twitter.com/SylvesterTurner/status/1181372108770889728



The state of Texas has taken over spending federal money for flood mitigation. But the state has failed to expedite previous spending—Houston is still getting money for Ike recovery. This is a money grab by the state to spend it in places outside Houston and Harris County.



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7:53 PM - Oct 7, 2019


Gov. Greg Abbott decided to jump in on this one



Greg Abbott

✔ @GregAbbott_TX



https://twitter.com/GregAbbott_TX/status/1181641664022097931



Mayor you DEMANDED that Houston get its own allocation of over $1 billion in Fed. funds to rebuild housing.

You've rebuilt less than 10. Where did all the money go?

During that same time the General Land Office has rebuilt almost 1,000.

The GLO didn't slow you down. You did. https://twitter.com/SylvesterTurner/status/1181372108770889728 …


Sylvester Turner

✔ @SylvesterTurner



The state of Texas has taken over spending federal money for flood mitigation. But the state has failed to expedite previous spending—Houston is still getting money for Ike recovery. This is a money grab by the state to spend it in places outside Houston and Harris County.




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Turner is just another left wing slimeball who is fucking up a city due to his corrupt behavior.

Thank you Governor Abbott. Now it is time for an investigation and some jail time for this Democrat crook
 
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While dishonest it's not illegal.

Once that money is released it belongs to the state at that point unless specified by congress on what it is to be used for. Emergency funds are never specified. The second Trump released the funds to them they can essentially do anything they want with it.