TDCJ = Texas state prisons and jails.— Steve Vladeck (@steve_vladeck) April 29, 2022
DPS = Texas state law enforcement.
TJJD = Texas Juvenile Justice Division.
In other words, Abbott is transferring $250 million away from these three state law enforcement agencies.
You might even call that “defunding” them. pic.twitter.com/iIRk0Z90PS
Gov. Greg Abbott is using $500 million from the budgets of other Texas agencies to keep his border security mission, Operation Lone Star, alive through the end of the year. https://t.co/R6aHoOlIBy— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) April 29, 2022
The short version? Operation Lone Star is a failure, and money is going down a rathole. It has accomplished literally nothing, but Abbott can’t admit that, so the state government is going to pay the price so he can keep lying.
Fact-checking Texas leaders’ claims about Operation Lone Star https://t.co/qVQ65FvOFo— Texas Tribune (@TexasTribune) April 29, 2022