KUT Morning Newspod June 10, 2011
Key Budget Bill Advances in the House
After 16 hours of debate, the Texas House early Friday morning gave preliminary approval to a bill that cuts $4 billion in public education spending. The fiscal matters bill also generates revenue, in part by putting off payments, to help balance the state’s 2012-2013 budget. The bill needs one more final vote in the House.
Child Protective Services Facing Lawsuit
The U.S. Department of Labor is suing a Texas state agency for failing to pay overtime. The Labor Department says workers for the state’s Child Protective Services were asked to work long hours but not report the overtime. KUT’s Erika Aguilar has details on today’s newspod.
Cross Border Drug Shootout
Violence along the Texas-Mexico border continues. Texas Department of Public Safety officers were in a cross border shootout Thursday morning with suspected drug runners in Mexico. Texas Public Radio’s David Martin Davies has details.
ROT Rally Street Closures
Expect downtown traffic delays Friday for The Republic of Texas Biker Rally. Congress between Cesar Chavez and 11th Streets will be closed starting at 6 p.m. until 3 a.m. Saturday. The motorcycle parade starts at 7:30 p.m at the Travis County Expo Center and makes its way downtown. Some streets will be closed as the parade moves through.
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