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Top Stories: What's In Store For Transgender 'Bathroom Bill;' State Budget Battle

Feb 13, 2017

The top local stories this afternoon from KERA News:

Transgender bathroom access is getting a lot of attention during the Texas Legislative Session, although it may not be an issue that affects most Texans. KERA’s Eric Aasen sat down with reporter Christopher Connelly to get a preview.

Other stories this afternoon:

  • The Texas Constitution requires state lawmakers to pass a balanced budget – but the House and Senate aren’t on the same page, at least for now. Ben Philpott with KUT in Austin explores some of the differences. 

  • When a person opens fire in a mall, at an office or in a school, it takes police – on average – about three minutes to respond. That’s according to Pete Blair, executive director of the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training Center at Texas State University. Today on Think, he talked with Krys Boyd about how to protect yourself until help arrives

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