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Texas Guard’s border mission nearly out of cash, top general says

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While Texas' foster care system is underfunded and literally killing and trafficking kids, we Texans are spending more the $2 BILLION a year on this stunt.

Texas Military Department leaders told the state Senate Border Security Committee they need more than half a billion dollars in state funds to continue Gov. Greg Abbott’s controversial border mission through the end of the fiscal year.

The cost for Operation Lone Star, which has deployed 10,000 service members, has ballooned to more than $2 billion a year. That is well beyond the $412 million the Legislature budgeted for the military department’s participation in Operation Lone Star, and state officials have already transferred another $480 million to the agency to keep the lights on through the spring.


 

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While Texas' foster care system is underfunded and literally killing and trafficking kids, we Texans are spending more the $2 BILLION a year on this stunt.

Texas Military Department leaders told the state Senate Border Security Committee they need more than half a billion dollars in state funds to continue Gov. Greg Abbott’s controversial border mission through the end of the fiscal year.

The cost for Operation Lone Star, which has deployed 10,000 service members, has ballooned to more than $2 billion a year. That is well beyond the $412 million the Legislature budgeted for the military department’s participation in Operation Lone Star, and state officials have already transferred another $480 million to the agency to keep the lights on through the spring.


Aren't they suing the governor for crappy working conditions and such?
 

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I heard a story about TX's foster care program on NPR. They generally recommend to their charges that, once they reach 18, if they want social services, they should go to prison.
 
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