Lina Hidalgo’s Harris County Commissioners Court has Perfected the Art of Money Laundering

Harris County, TX — The Harris County Commissioner’s Court’s 2023 agenda raises dire concerns in the county as citizens question why millions of taxpayer dollars are still going toward shady COVID PCR testing.

The documents below, provided yesterday by The Houston Comical and located on Harris County Commissioner’s Court’s website, uncloak murky grants and fund distributions.

These talking points from the Feb. 21 agenda contain multiple grant requests related to COVID testing, including a $2.5 million dollar grant for a single contractor, Nova Labs LLC.

In total, Nova Labs LLC requested $5 million in grants. The Democratic court, including County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Commissioners Adrian Garcia and Rodney Ellis, swiftly approved these grants.

This new legislation, which will go into effect on April 27, 2023, and remain active until April 26, 2024, can be viewed in depth below.

“Remember when Harris County forced their employees to take COVID tests, but return to work before they received the results? [The] cost to the county [was] $2 million a month,” Tweeted journalist Merissa Hansen of The Houston Comical.

“Who voted for it? Lina Hidalgo, Adrian Garcia and Rodney Ellis. The Democrats also floated punishment if employees didn’t comply.”

Accompanying her Tweet, Hansen posted a video of a Harris County Commissioner’s Court meeting. The full transcript can be read below.

“…Exposure, they need to get the test result back before they come to work, right? If they have not, and they’re just getting regular testing, they would be allowed to work where they get the test results back. Which is not perfect, but the reality of doing weekly testing, right?” said (__first speaker__).

“People can’t miss a couple of days of work every week while waiting on the test results. And in terms of the consequences, I mean, I think we would deal with it on a case-by-case basis. I mean, we did put in the policy that it would be subject to disciplinary action, but I think it would depend on the circumstances of why, why they missed their test,” said (___first speaker___).

“And I would just say, Mr. (Air?), do we have the legal standing for that?” said (__second speaker_).

“I mean, Commissioner, in terms of an employee testing program, we do. As was pointed out, there are numerous examples of…” said (___first speaker___).

The Harris County Commissioner’s Court openly confessed that mandating and taxing for PCR testing of workers is “imperfect,” since the workers must return to work prior to receiving their test results.

Others, including Hansen, describe this testing as “useless,” voicing that these tax dollars “could have gone to fixing our roads.”

Yet the Democratic court just approved another $5 million tax dollars to mandate these same, admittedly “imperfect” tests.

“They have perfected the art of money laundering,” said one Tweeter.

“Why did the county force mandatory COVID testing, and then make their employees return to work before receiving their test results back?” wrote The Houston Comical on April 3.

“To enrich their friends who own testing labs. And this is just the tip of the iceberg of what the county continues to spend on testing.”

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As the President and Publisher of Katy and Fort Bend Christian Magazines, Joe Menslage is committed to covering social and political news from a Christian worldview. He founded Katy Christian Magazine in 2005, which swept the greater Houston and Katy areas like a storm. That’s when Joe realized the urgent need for publications willing to give voices to the voiceless, without political correctness or censorship. Joe Menslage founded sister-publication Fort Bend Christian Magazine in 2014. Prior to creating Katy Christian Magazine, Joe Menslage led a colorful life. He was born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, spent a great deal of his childhood in Colorado, and lived in a couple of other states before he moved to Houston in 1981. Joe was God-gifted with an entrepreneurial mind, and self-started other business ventures before he found his calling. In Joe’s words, our innate talents are given by the Lord, and are meant to be used to serve the Lord. Aside from being a President and Publisher, Joe Menslage is also the co-founder of Katy Christian Chamber of Commerce, where Christians can network, build business connections, listen to passionate speakers, and enjoy monthly breakfasts and lunches. Joe Menslage also hosts a weekly political satire YouTube channel. Joe Menslage has four children. Outside of work, he enjoys hiking, watching zombie movies and K dramas, ax-throwing and Krav Maga.