Top Stories: Texas House Debates Budget; Pre-K Enrollment In North Texas | KERA News

Top Stories: Texas House Debates Budget; Pre-K Enrollment In North Texas

Apr 6, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: The Texas House today begins a marathon debate over its version of the state budget. More than 400 amendments have been filed. Some of them touch on controversial topics such as school vouchers, abortion regulations, and transgender rights.

The debate’s expected to last late into the night. Once a budget’s passed, the House and the Senate will have to work on the final version of the state spending plan.

Other stories this morning:

  • North Texas school districts this week are making a big push to get parents to enroll their kids in pre-kindergarten.
  • The Dallas International Film Festival wraps up this weekend. You can find a schedule of festival screenings here.

You can listen to North Texas stories weekdays at 8:22 a.m. and 6:20 p.m. on KERA 90.1 FM.