Monthly Archives: October 2018

State and national policymakers respond to opioid crisis

Since the mid-1990s, opioid abuse and addiction have proliferated in communities across Texas and the nation, burdening individuals, families, first responders, hospitals, and the child welfare and criminal justice systems. In October 2017, the president declared the opioid crisis a … Continue reading

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Texas may consider revisions to Driver Responsibility Program, trauma care funding

Texas lawmakers in 2019 may again debate changes to the state’s Driver Responsibility Program (DRP). Created in 2003 under Transportation Code, ch. 708, the program requires the Department of Public Safety (DPS) to assess surcharges on drivers for certain traffic offenses on … Continue reading

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