Left-wing billionaire George Soros is throwing at least a million dollars behind an effort to stop the hiring of hundreds of new police officers in Austin, Texas, according to campaign finance documents reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon.Will George Soros spend $500k to defeat Prop a in Austin?
Those could include Austin Fire Department, whose labor union members voted this week to oppose Prop A and spend $15,000 to defeat it. This article originally appeared on Austin American-Statesman: Billionaire activist George Soros gives $500,000 to oppose Austin police ballot measureWhat is George Soros’s net worth?
The 91-year-old Soros, of New York, is known for supporting liberal political causes. His net worth is estimated at $8.6 billion, according to Forbes. Soros has made it a recent focus to target elected prosecutors he sees as too punitive on crime.Is save Austin now trying to destroy public safety in Austin?
Immediately after news broke of the donations, Save Austin Now — the PAC that got the police staffing measure on the ballot — made its own plea for donations through co-founder Matt Mackowiak. In a tweet with a link to donate, Mackowiak wrote: "National left wing interests are trying to destroy public safety in Austin.