Judge orders Texas officials to pay whistleblower $200K

The Texas Education Agency has been ordered to pay more than $200,000 to a former employee who was fired after she complained about a multimillion-dollar, no-bid contract the agency had awarded.

A judge for the U.S. Department of Education ruled on Friday that former Texas special education director Laurie Kash’s complaints had led to her termination in November 2018.

Officials with the Texas Education Agency said Friday they plan to appeal the ruling to the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

“The strength of TEA’s reasons for firing Kash are, at a minimum, murky and unconvincing,” federal administrative judge Robert Layton said in the ruling.

Source: Judge orders Texas officials to pay whistleblower $200K

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  • How does this story relate to Medicaid reform? I love to hear of the triumphs of a whistleblower – just wondering the connection to dentistry.

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