Fort Bend DA: Delayed information release didn’t break law

Fort Bend District Attorney John Healey said Wednesday that he doesn't believe open government laws were broken when county officials refused to provide details about a wage increase proposal in advance of a vote by commissioners Tuesday and that he has no plans to bring charges in the matter.

"I haven't heard anything yet that leads me to believe the law has been violated," said Healey, the county's top prosecutor for more than two decades.

Commissioners on Tuesday approved an average 22-percent increase in the wages of paramedics and EMTs. In the days before the vote, though, county administrators and aides to elected officials did not return multiple emails or calls requesting information about the agenda item that commissioners had already received. Continue>>>