Todd Baxter has resigned from the Legislature so that he can make money lobbying instead of serving through the upcoming special session on school finance. The special election to replace Baxter is going to cost the taxpayers of Travis County ~$375,000.
Why are we paying for this? Baxter was elected to serve a two-year term in the Legislature. He has choosen to resign rather than serve out his full term. He can make that choice, but why should the taxpayers foot the bill, particularly when it allows him to go out and earn money lobbying?