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The Work Continues: Criminal Justice Reform

This past summer, the House Democratic Caucus assembled several work groups to address key issues and establish legislative priorities for 2021. The Criminal Justice Work Group was comprised of Representatives Alma Allen (D-Houston), Garnet Coleman (D-Houston), Nicole Collier (D-Fort Worth), Alex Dominguez (D-Brownsville), Harold Dutton (D-Houston), Jessica González (D-Dallas), Jarvis Johnson (D-Houston), Joe Moody (D-El …

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Texas Legislative Black Caucus Introduces the George Floyd Act

Today, the Texas Legislative Black Caucus of the Texas House of Representatives held a virtual press conference to announce their plans to file the George Floyd Act during the upcoming 87th Legislative Session. The act is a comprehensive piece of criminal justice legislation named in honor of George Floyd, a native of Houston who died …

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Court Debts Cripple Texans

Texas leads the nation in unpaid court fees and fines. The money wasted on debt collection would be far better spent serving those who are unduly punished by these excessive court fees and fines. The system disproportionately targets low-income and minority residents and unjustly widens the wealth gap in our State.  Texas Court Debts by …

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