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.