The top local stories this morning from KERA News:
According to Texas Sen. John Cornyn, President Trump has committed to take up the governor's request next month for almost $19 billion in Hurricane Harvey aid.
Cornyn told reporters Thursday he made a direct appeal to Trump and budget director Mick Mulvaney for additional funds for Texas. However, Trump “strongly indicated his preference” for a separate bill that will include specific Texas funds. An amount was not specified.
Other stories this morning:
- Most Texas voters are happy with the way local, state and federal officials have responded after Hurricane Harvey, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll.
- The executive director of the Texas Civil War Museum – and a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy – weighs in on the Confederate monument debate.
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