Dallas Lawmaker Seeks to End ‘rampant Corruption' in Affordable Housing Tax Credit Process

AUSTIN -- Calling it an effort to “end the corruption” that ensnared a former city council member who pleaded guilty to taking bribes last month, a Dallas lawmaker on Thursday presented a bill in a House committee that would take all elected officials out of the affordable housing tax credit award process.Rep. Eric Johnson, a Dallas Democrat who is running for mayor, said the Legislature had to provide relief to taxpayers who had been abused by local officials like former Dallas City Council Member Carolyn Davis who pleaded guilty to taking bribes last month and his predecessor in the Texas House, Terri Hodge, who had used the application process to enrich themselves.  Continue reading...

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