KUT Morning Newspod May 6, 2011
Abortion Sonogram Bill Headed to Governor’s Desk
The Texas Legislature’s abortion sonogram bill is headed to Governor Rick Perry’s desk where it is expected to be signed into law. The House gave final approval to the bill Thursday.
It would require women seeking abortions to get a sonogram at least 24 hours before the procedure and to listen to a description of the fetus. Gov. Perry declared the bill emergency legislation.
Budget Cuts for Public Safety Departments
The City of Austin is asking Police, Fire and EMS Departments to identify about $4.5 million in cuts. That’s almost half of the city’s entire budget shortfall for fiscal year 2012. But as KUT’s Mose Buchele reports on today’s pod, this isn’t the first spring the city has approached departments with dire predictions.
More Fallout from Comptroller’s Security Breach
The Houston Chronicle is reporting a second class-action lawsuit has been filed against Texas Comptroller Susan Combs on behalf of the 3.5 million people whose personal information was compromised online. The suit was filed in federal court in Houston.