Plan to Hike Drivers License Fees Opposed by Left and Right
AUSTIN, Texas - A Senate-passed bill raising Texas drivers' license fees will die quietly in the House if opponents get their way. An $8 increase to the cost of a six-year license is just one of a host of new fees to help fund the Department of Public Safety .
Critics say the bill also grants unprecedented new powers to the department. Provisions of Senate Bill 9 would have a negative impact on immigrants of every status, says Luis Figueroa, a legislative staff attorney with Texas' Mexican American Legal Defense Fund, or MALDEF. (contd.)
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