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Texas Legislature 2019

Texas prison guards to get a small raise, but some doubt it will help with chronic understaffing

The state's two-year budget provided $84 million to increase salaries for correctional officers and other prison employees as the Texas Department of Criminal Justice faces nearly 4,000 empty guard positions.

A correctional officer training class led by Major Robert Lopez at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice William G. McCon…

Texas Legislature 2019

The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. From the state budget to health care to education policy — and the politics behind it all — we focus on what Texans need to know about the biennial legislative session.

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The current and new salary schedules for Texas Department of Criminal Justice correctional officers, based on the $84 millio…

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