In February, The Texas Tribune reported that the state auditor's office was investigating her use of state workers on a personal project Dukes oversaw, the African American Heritage Festival
. The auditors referred the case to Travis County prosecutors.
African American Heritage Festival
(June 18-20), jazz, R&B, rap, and gospel; food and family events; largest celebration of African American artists on the East Coast.
5 that the State Auditor's Office was investigating whether Dukes, a veteran member of the Texas House, was misusing staff by having them work on her pet fundraising project of 17 years: the African American Heritage Festival
. The Tribune later reported that Dukes' staff spent a lot of time on personal errands and that the Texas State Auditor's office was investigating whether the the matter should be referred to the Travis County District Attorney's office.