Audit: Texas governor, AG, land commissioner boosted staffs as state workers’ overall numbers shrank

AUSTIN — As the state’s workforce in areas such as education and protective services was shrinking last year, some agencies led by elected officeholders were growing.

Texas agencies shed about 3,200 workers in the fiscal year that ended Aug. 31, a reduction of about 2.1 percent, a new report from the state’s auditor shows. But the governor’s office, the attorney general’s office and the general land office — each run by a Republican elected while touting the virtues of shrinking government — added workers.



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