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Texas may finally kill a program that can land poor people in jail for traffic fines

The Texas House tentatively approved a bill Thursday that would repeal the tough-to-kill Driver Responsibility Program, which critics say traps low-income drivers in a cycle of debt.

A driver license reclamation clinic held in Austin on June 22, 2018.

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