Travis County commissioners are still holding out hope the state will fund the district attorney’s Public Integrity Unit, but they’re bracing its employees for the worst.
Commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to send layoff notices to the unit’s 34 employees, saying their jobs will end Sept. 30. Still, if the state provides last-minute funding — either through the Legislature or department grants — or if the county ends up paying the $3.7 million to run the unit this year, those staffers will come back.
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