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9:01 am
Tue May 10, 2011

Top Morning Stories for May 10, 2010

President Obama in Austin

President Obama winds up a day-long, two-stop trip to Texas in Austin late this afternoon.  Mr. Obama starts the day in El Paso, discussing border security and trade.  He's schedule to arrive in Austin about 5:00 p.m. for a campaign fundraiser downtown.  The President leaves for Washington about 9:00 p.m.

Busy Night at the Legislature

Lawmakers at the State Capitol worked deep into Monday night.  The Texas House passed a measure requiring police to enforce federal immigration laws on a 100-49 vote.  A proposal to allow people with concealed handgun permits to carry them on college campuses passed the Senate, 21-10.  The measure, sponsored by State Sen. Jeff Wentworth (R-San Antonio), was added to a spending bill for state universities.

Lawsuit to Include Prisoners in Redistricting

A state legislator has filed suit to require that prisoners be included in population counts used for redistricting.  State Rep. Harold Dutton (D-Houston), said prisoners should be included, based on their last known address, instead of where they are serving their prison sentences.