KUT Morning Newspod January 10, 2012
Supreme Court Could Delay Texas Primary
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday in a case that could determine what Texas’ legislative and congressional districts look like for the upcoming primaries. That election, now set for April 3rd, was already delayed a month by legal wrangling. As KUT’s Matt Largey reports from Washington, D.C., the hearing left open the possibility the primaries could be delayed further.
Local Teachers Could Get Pay Raises
Teacher salaries have not budged for the last two years at the Austin Independent School District. But now some Central Texas districts are thinking about raises. As KUT’s Nathan Bernier reports on the Newspod, AISD is worried about trying to stay competitive.
Opening Statements in Texas Drug Trial
The Associated Press reports opening statements are scheduled to begin Tuesday in Austin in the state’s suit against Johnson & Johnson. Texas prosecutors say the drug company overstated the safety of the anti-psychotic drug Risperdal and influenced its use in the Texas Medicaid program. Johnson & Johnson denies those claims and says it’s committed to ethical business practices.