Top Stories: Today In The State Legislature; Do School Rankings Matter? | KERA News

Top Stories: Today In The State Legislature; Do School Rankings Matter?

May 9, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

The Texas House today is expected to vote on a bill that would bind electors to support the winner of the statewide popular vote.

That issue came up during the presidential election when an elector announced he would not cast his vote for Donald Trump. Hold outs would be ineligible to serve, banned from ever serving again as an elector, and immediately replaced to finish out the vote.

After this week, any bills not out of committee in the Texas House are considered dead. The legislative session ends on May 29.

Other stories this morning:

  • U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings of the best high schools in the country put the Dallas school district’s School for the Talented and Gifted at fourth place, after ranking No.1 for the past five straight years. We explore whether these rankings have much weight.

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