With Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg poised to leave jail after a drunken-driving conviction, a state lawmaker promised to continue his quest to strip her office of funding as Texas’ ethics watchdog.
State Rep. Phil King, a Weatherford Republican, tried unsuccessfully Tuesday to amend a bill and cut off money to the state-funded Public Integrity Unit until Lehmberg resigns. King said he “has several other bills the amendment can be put on to” before the legislative session ends May 27.
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