AUSTIN — Attorney General Ken Paxton is still paying a former top staffer more than a month after she left the agency, and aides refuse to answer questions about a special payment arrangement for her and Paxton’s former deputy amid a staff shake-up.
Paxton’s office has not responded to several questions about why Allison Castle, the attorney general’s former communications director who was replaced on March 9, remains on the state’s payroll at a rate of nearly $13,000 a month.
The Dallas Morning News submitted several questions about Castle’s status via email on April 18. Five days later, Castle’s replacement, Marc Rylander, told The News to resubmit the questions through the agency’s public records division, an unusual response to a request for basic staffing information.
Source: Second ex-staffer for Paxton still getting paid, and AG’s office won’t talk about it DALLAS MORNING NEWS