Bills to Help Cops Pay Back Student Loans Approved in Texas House, Senate

AUSTIN -- It was a good day for cops at the Texas Capitol, as separate bills to create a student loan payment assistance program for law enforcement officers passed both chambers of the Legislature.Two North Texas lawmakers are at the forefront of the push. In the Senate, Republican Kelly Hancock of North Richland Hills passed a bill that would provide up to $30,000 in loan repayment assistance funds to police officers in the state over four years, while in the House, Republican Lynn Stucky of Denton, is pushing for a $20,000 individual limit to the repayment assistance program over a period of five years.   Continue reading...

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