After $367.5 Million, Texas Gets No New Child Support Computer Software – Just Painful Lessons

AUSTIN -- Budget writers are urging the Legislature to cut off further funding of a massive, 12-year technology overhaul at the state's child support enforcement unit that they say has been a disappointing waste of hundreds of millions of dollars.Key legislators dropped the bombshell this week over the so-called "T2" project at the attorney general's office."Stop the bleeding," said Sen. Jane Nelson, a Flower Mound Republican who is co-chairwoman of the House-Senate budget conference committee.Added Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, a GOP budget writer from Southlake who was instrumental in persuading House colleagues to pull the plug:"This was a $60 million idea -- $340 million ago."  Continue reading...

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