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Texas Agriculture commissioner: Consumers are being ripped off
amarillo.com / Mon, 02 Mar 2015 02:55:37 +0000

Texas consumers are “getting screwed” by unscrupulous businesses — everything from gas stations to pawn shops — because the cash-strapped Department of Agriculture has not been able to perform many of its basic regulatory functions, new Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller said.

The department is supposed to check gas pumps for accuracy, verify that grocery store scanners work properly, attest that precious metal scales are producing accurate measures and inspect taxicab meters to verify that people aren’t being overcharged.

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Funding tops Texas Tech’s wish list in Austin
amarillo.com / Mon, 02 Mar 2015 02:55:14 +0000

AUSTIN — Texas Tech University System officials and about 150 former students will be at the State Capitol on Wednesday for Texas Tech System Day.

It’s a day when school officials and alumni from across the state visit the office of every legislator to lobby for adequate funding and for other issues critical to Tech.

For Texas Tech Chancellor Robert Duncan, the wish list for this session is long and starts with adequate funding.

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