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By: Yami Virgin
The Texas Attorney General's Office has filed a lawsuit against the owner of Southern Memorial Eastview cemetery for violations of the Deceptive Practices Act.
The State claims that Joann Ramon, the owner, buried people without a license since March of last year.
If found guilty the fine is $20,000 per person that was buried at the cemetery.
The lawsuit also looks for a fine of up to $20,000 for every year since 1996 that Ramon has claimed her cemetery was a Corporation.
In March of this year Fox San Antonio first uncovered that Ramon's cemetery didn't have a license to bury people.
Among the claims the state is making is that the cemetery also accepted money from the State's Victims of Crime Program for two people who were killed last year.
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Senate passes budget, deal reached on education
May 25, 2013 22:08 GMT
By CHRIS TOMLINSON Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Senate has passed a budget, lawmakers have reached a deal on public education changes and Gov. Rick Perry will soon receive a bill requiring drug screening for unemployment benefits.
The Texas Legislature worked Saturday to wrap up regular business before the end of the 83rd Legislative session on Monday.
The Senate approved spending $94.6 billion in general revenue, an 8 percent increase in the two-year budget. That's less than the rate of population growth plus inflation.
The top education policy writers also announced an agreement to cut the number of standardized tests needed for high school graduation from 15 to five. They also changed curriculum standards.
The Legislature has also given final approval to a requirement some people must take a drug test for unemployment benefits.
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