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Agency Runs Up Legal Bill To Avoid Turning Over Surveillance Tapes

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· Story link The Texas Department of Public Safety has spent more than $160,000 in legal fees in an effort…

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The Texas Department of Public Safety has spent more than $160,000 in legal fees in an effort to avoid complying with the state’s public records law, an attorney general’s ruling and a district court decision, the Texas Observer reported. The Observer had asked for surveillance tapes that might confirm a high-powered lobbying effort behind the House chamber in May, 2005. The agency is still fighting the request, citing homeland security. (10/l8/07)