Monthly Archives: April 2016

Supreme Court upholds fee on small tobacco producers

The Texas Supreme Court earlier this month upheld the constitutionality of a law enacted in 2013 imposing a fee on certain tobacco companies that were not parties to a 1998 settlement with the state. The court ruled that the Legislature had a rational basis … Continue reading

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Senate committee considers vehicle safety inspections

A Texas Senate committee is considering the effectiveness and efficiency of state-mandated passenger vehicle safety inspections. The state’s safety inspection program, created in 1951, requires the annual or biennial inspection of passenger vehicles. More than 19 million are now inspected every year. … Continue reading

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