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

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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.

Gus Contreras is a digital producer and reporter at KERA News. Gus produces the local All Things Considered segment and reports on a variety of topics from, sports to immigration. He was an intern and production assistant for All Things Considered in Washington D.C.
Rachel Osier Lindley is Statewide Senior Editor for The Texas Newsroom.