What laws did Texas pass to make schools safer after the Santa Fe massacre? KSAT Explains
More than a dozen laws were passed in 2019 focused on school safety after the Santa Fe school shooting. KSAT Explains what is in those laws and what other measures state officials have taken since the laws were enacted.
Upcoming Texas Legislature expected to tackle redistricting, public safety and budget issues
Henry Flores, a professor emeritus of political science at St. Mary’s University, says redistricting will likely be the most important topic lawmakers handle this session. The redistricting process happens once a decade in the Legislature followed by the Census. It’s going to be a lot of money spent on just that process before the districts are finally drawn. The data was expected by December 2020 but is now expected in early 2021 and will complicate the process, Flores said. Lawmakers will also have to face bills dealing with public safety as the national outcry for police reform grows.
EU top official: Budget cuts are 'difficult pill to swallow'
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen addresses European lawmakers at the European Parliament in Brussels, Thursday, July 23, 2020. (Francois Walschaerts, Pool Photo via AP)BRUSSELS The European Union's top official said Thursday that planned cuts in the next long-term multi-billion budget of the 27-nation bloc are a difficult pill to swallow." A few hours after Von der Leyen's speech, lawmakers adopted a resolution by a large majority that strongly criticizes the cuts. Von der Leyen said the deal reached this week after a marathon summit was the light at the end of the tunnel. We should always remember that the values of EU programs far outweigh their costs," von der Leyen insisted.