Texas Senate passes bill to kill program that critics say can trap poor people in a cycle of debt
The bill to end the unpopular Driver Responsibility Program, which adds annual surcharges on top of traffic fines — and prompts the suspension of millions of driver's licenses — sailed through the upper chamber. If the measure becomes law, pending surcharges will be dropped.
By ARYA SUNDARAM, 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 …