Gov. Rick Perry is vowing to veto funding for the state’s Austin-based ethics-enforcement unit unless Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg resigns, officials confirmed Monday.
Perry has until Sunday to veto bills passed by the Legislature during its regular session that ended in May, including the state budget that contains about $7.5 million to fund the Public Integrity Unit for the next two years.
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CORRECTION: This story has been updated to correct that Travis County spends about $16 million on the overall operations of the District Attorney's office. Also, an earlier version of this story said that Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg's term ends next year. Her term ends in 2016.