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Critics invited to submit ideas to reform Texas traffic violators surcharge program

Brian Talbot / The Texas Tribune

Texas lawmakers are unlikely to abolish the state program that imposes surcharges on Texas drivers on top of the fines and legal fees attached to traffic violations, the chairman of the House committee that oversees the program said Monday. But he encouraged critics to submit recommendations for reform to the 2015 Legislature.

Politicians say it’s time to pay equal salaries to Texas women

Women earn 77 percent of what men are paid for the same work, White House statistics show.

Fights for state education board heat up

Two North Texas seats to the State Board of Education are in the May 27 runoff

Leticia Van de Putte: More must be done for veterans

The Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor stumps for votes in Fort Worth.

Perry backs storage site for Texas nuclear waste

Perry sends a letter to state leaders saying Texas is suited to store spent nuclear fuel from the state’s four commercial reactors.