Top Stories: Dallas City Council To Fill DART Board; Behind Hospital Markups | KERA News

Top Stories: Dallas City Council To Fill DART Board; Behind Hospital Markups

Jun 28, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

The Dallas City Council today will vote to fill seats on the board of Dallas Area Rapid Transit.

Last month, the council removed one of the city's representatives on the DART board midway through his term. Richard Carrizales had supported plans for the 26-mile Cotton Belt line that would take riders from Plano to DFW Airport. 

The Dallas City Council last year unanimously passed a resolution calling for DART to prioritize a downtown subway over the Cotton Belt. The transit agency plans to include both projects in its 20-year-financial plan.

Other stories this morning:

  • Fort Worth has launched a task force on race, culture, income and education. The city did so in response to the arrest in December of Jacqueline Craig.
  • A vote on the Senate's health care bill has been delayed until after the July 4 recess. Among the concerns about the bill include what it’ll do to the cost of health care. Just in North Texas, three hospitals have some of the highest markups in the country.

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