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Top Stories: Bills On Defining Psychology, Funding To Test Rape Kits

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The top local stories this morning from KERA News: The Texas Senate Health and Human Services Committee today will hold a hearing on a bill that would redefine the “practice of psychology.” It’s a response to last year’s court ruling that found parts of the state's current definition overly broad and unconstitutional.

Other stories this morning:

  • Thousands of rape kits are on backlog in Texas because there’s a lack of money to process the kits. One lawmaker has proposed to end the backlog by essentially crowdfunding the testing of rape kit evidence. The Texas House is expected to vote on the bill later today.

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