The Texas Senate on Wednesday gave tentative approval to a measure that pre-empts local ordinances on drivers’ mobile phone usage, effectively rolling back safety laws in the 45 Texas cities where local governments enforce stricter regulations than the state.
The top local stories this morning from KERA News: The Texas House are expected to vote this morning on its second sunset bill - which would keep some state agencies operating. They're also expected to vote on one of the anti-abortion measures and a bill on local tree ordinances.
- 5 unanswered questions about President Trump's "ban" on #transgender troops: https://t.co/kJq2DDFcUh. @NPR @keranews, 22 mins ago
- There's a new (fashionable) drama coming to your Sunday night lineup this fall: https://t.co/LrksL8cIkE. @PBS… https://t.co/ZLFmemVrwc, 14 hours ago
- A new gene-editing technique developed in #NTX shows promise in stunting #Duchenne muscular dystrophy: https://t.co/CyOUrSf8q7. @keranews, 16 hours ago
- A locally-acquired case of #Zika has been detected at the southern tip of #Texas: https://t.co/pHLnQGFfco. @npr @keranews, 20 hours ago