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Top Stories: Tiny Houses For Dallas' Homeless, School Finance Perspective

May 17, 2016

The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News: A community of tiny homes will open shortly to house 50 of Dallas’ most expensive homeless, a phrase that’s been tossed around a lot since the project was announced. What does that actually mean?

Trips back and forth to the hospital and in and out of jail cost taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars each year. Developers of the Cottages at Hickory Crossing say this project will save thousands, once it’s up and running.

Other stories this afternoon: The Texas education commissioner is praising the state Supreme Court for declaring that the Texas school finance system is constitutional. Mike Morath is a former Dallas school board member – while on the board, he voted to authorize the Dallas district to sue the state over education funding. Since the lawsuit was filed, Morath says the Texas Legislature has adequately addressed district concerns.

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