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Ryan Poppe

The Legislature’s so-called transgender bathroom bill is on life-support according to a prominent Texas House committee chair.  Texas Public Radio’s Ryan Poppe reports without another hearing, the bill could be dead.

The Texas Privacy Act also known as transgender bathroom bill is stuck.  The bill sailed through the Texas Senate but now sits before the House Committee on State Affairs and the Committee’s chairman, Corsicana Republican Bryon Cook says he will not give the bill another hearing.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

***This story was updated at 4:00 p.m.

 

Brooke Army Medical Center is reporting two employees have been confirmed with Legionnaires’ disease, and a third is awaiting test results. The cases do not involve hospital patients, but workers on post.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said using Public financing for  a downtown minor league baseball stadium is not  in the interest of San Antonio. The mayor made the statements at a luncheon hosted by the Hispanic Chamber and Rivard Report. There may be a bigger push instead for a major league soccer team.

Mayor Nirenberg says he’s unsure what the plan is for AAA baseball in San Antonio.

Ryan Poppe

After not speaking for months, House Speaker Joe Straus and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick from the Texas Senate sat down to hear each other’s special session priorities.  The two legislative leaders wanted to determine if there is enough compromise between the two legislative bodies to get a bill to the governor’s desk before the end of the special session.

Maryland Department of Health

President Donald Trump’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis is urging him to declare the nation’s opioid epidemic a national emergency. Tuesday, Trump was briefed on the drug problem that’s killing a hundred Americans every day. Meanwhile, a new city-county Opioid Task Force met for the first time in San Antonio.

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