The top local stories this morning from KERA News:
The Texas House today will discuss Senate Bill 4, which would punish so-called “sanctuary cities.”
The bill would establish penalties for local entities that do not honor federal requests to detain undocumented immigrants booked in a local jail. SB 4 passed the Senate in February, and Gov. Greg Abbott declared the issue an emergency item.
Today’s debate in the State House comes after a federal judge yesterday ruled President Trump exceeded his authority when he signed an executive order withholding federal money from "sanctuary" cities in the country.
Other stories this morning:
- Early voting continues for the May 6 municipal elections across North Texas. Several Dallas City Council seats are being contested – including District 4 in East Oak Cliff. Dwaine Caraway is a former City Council member – who wants his old seat back. He’s running against incumbent Carolyn King Arnold – whom he supported just two years ago. Caraway now says that was a mistake.
- Concussions are one of the most complex injuries in sports medicine today. In the past few years, there’s been an explosion of research focusing on how often concussions take place, how to measure them and how to prevent them.
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