Texas Standard for July 19, 2017
Heard in the Texas Capitol. What if, you know, some lawmakers wanted to leave town? One day in and what could go wrong? Early special session action sparks memories of a lawmaker exodus to Oklahoma. We’ll break out the pink dome wayback machine. And: You know that student loan? Can the bank prove you owe it? A closely-watched case that could take millions of people in debt off the hook. Also: Does the new statewide ban on texting while driving really override local laws? We’re handsfree and wireless all hour long. All this an more, today on the Texas Standard:
Could Texas Democrats Thwart The Special Session By Breaking Quorum And Skipping Town?
State Versus Local Control At The Core Of Special Session Issues
Texas Attorney General’s Opinion On Local Tree Rules Leaves Room For Optimism In Austin
Billions In Private Student Loan Debt Could Disappear Due To Botched Paperwork
Pro Hockey Player Traded Pucks For Panels To Become A San Antonio Solar Magnate
Houston Police End Unreliable Field Drug Tests, Claiming Officers Were At Risk Of Opioid Exposure
When End-Of-Life Suffering Becomes Too Great, This Group Offers A Way Out
Why One Dallas Family Violence Shelter Will Soon Say ‘Pets Welcome Too’
Is Donald Trump Historically Unpopular, And Do Pollsters Who Say So Have A Bad Track Record?