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Paxton whistleblowers urge lawmakers not to oppose settlement that will be paid with taxpayer dollars

In a statement, the attorneys for the four former top deputies who accused Attorney General Ken Paxton of crimes said state employees “cannot be expected to report government corruption in the future if they know the Legislature won’t back their rights.”

Dade Phelan addresses the House after being sworn in as speaker of the House on the opening day of the 88th Legislative Session at the state Capitol in Austin on Jan. 10, 2023.

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Politics State government Dade Phelan Jeff Leach Ken Paxton