Texas Senate passes bill to kill program that critics say can trap poor people in a cycle of debt

The controversial Driver Responsibility Program causes some people to have their driver’s licenses suspended. Cooper Neill for The Texas Tribune Texas may finally kill the widely unpopular Driver Responsibility Program, which critics say leaves low-income drivers with costly bills and without their licenses. A bill to end the program soared unanimously through the Senate on Wednesday […]

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Rigged: How Corporate Tax Cuts Increase Property Taxes for Homeowners

Over the past 10 years, Texas legislators have voted to cut taxes for corporations while freezing education spending, passing the buck to Texas homeowners. Toxic Brew of Corporate Tax Cuts, Education Cuts, and Skyrocketing Property Taxes In 2005, the Texas Supreme Court found the Texas school finance system unconstitutional. Legislators were called back for a […]

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Texas high-speed rail project dodges bullet after budget rider dies

Norihiro Kataoka The Dallas-Houston high-speed rail project dodged a bullet this week, when lawmakers hashing out the state budget released their decision to strike a provision that could have delayed the project. A committee of Texas House and Senate members ditched language that would have prevented the Texas Department of Transportation from coordinating with a […]

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