KUT Morning Newspod April 12, 2011
Comptroller’s Office Dealing with Security Breach Fallout
Starting today, people worried about a security breach at the Texas Comptroller’s Office can call a toll free number ( 1-855-474-2065) to see if their personal information was exposed. The Comptroller’s Office says it mistakenly left some 3.5 million personal files on a publicly accessible computer file. On today’s newspod, KERA’s Bill Zeeble reports tells us what steps the Comptroller’s Office plans to take to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again.
Guns on Campus Bill Stalling in the Senate
A bill that would make it legal to carry guns on college and university campuses in Texas is hitting some roadblocks in the Senate. The bill’s sponsor, Republican Jeff Wentworth of San Antonio, failed to get enough votes to bring it up for debate Monday. Sen. Wentworth says he’s one vote short of bringing the bill to the floor. Gretch Sanders has more on the charged issue.
Lawmakers Reconsidering Natural Gas Tax Break
The state of Texas generates a fortune from taxes on mining for oil, gas and minerals. But the natural gas industry enjoys a special incentive that some legislators want to scrap. For KUT and ReportingTexas.com, Ryland Barton has details on the podcast.