Dallas, Tarrant Counties Locked in Power Struggle Over Costly Courts Software Project

Dallas County has effectively lost all control over a court-case tracking software project that has already cost taxpayers $30 million with nothing to show for it, commissioners say.The commissioners said at Tuesday’s meeting they were blindsided to learn in April that their decision to pause spending on the TechShare.Court program means they ceded control of it, as well as existing software programs the county uses to manage juvenile cases and others.Commissioner J.J. Koch gave a presentation at Tuesday's meeting about how the county's voting strength was diluted. The result is that Tarrant County is now fully in charge of all TechShare decisions, he said.Now, officials in North Texas' two biggest counties are locked in a power struggle over the costly project.  Continue reading...

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