Some will call it ironic – the Baldwin County Board of Education (BCBE) is asking the Alabama Attorney General if it’s okay to spend tax payer money to fight a lawsuit in court that was filed because of the way the BCBE spent taxpayer money on a campaign.
This comes after FOX10 News uncovered the BCBE spent in excess of $210,000 in tax dollars on the Build Baldwin Now campaign, which encouraged voters to pass an eight mill property tax increase that would build new schools.
The increase, and even some current funding was soundly voted down.
The BCBE referred to a 2003 Alabama Attorney General’s opinion before making those expenditures, which current AG Luther Strange backs up.
However, Alabama State Auditor Jim Ziegler believes a 2010 campaign law deems the actions by the BCBE illegal, and has filed suit in Montgomery Circuit Courts to have a judge rule on the matter.