BG Note | News - What We're Reading (July 20, 2017)

Texas senators will debate 'bathroom bill' on Friday morning (Dallas Morning News) Link to Story

"The so-called bathroom bill will get its first public hearing of the special session Friday. Texas senators are scheduled to debate legislation at 9 a.m. Depending on whether the House takes up the bathroom bill during the special session, this could be the only time for members of the public to weigh in on the controversial legislation. Sen. Joan Huffman, a Houston Republican who chairs the State Affairs Committee, said she will allow members of the public to testify for two minutes each on the legislation. The bill has not been filed yet, so details of what it might do are a mystery."


Hiring, developer withdrawal signal movement for medical innovation zone (Austin Monitor) Link to Story

"Last week saw movement on two fronts related to the creation of the long-anticipated downtown health care innovation district that is tied to the University of Texas’ Dell Medical School.The most high-profile piece of news came with the announcement of the hiring of Chris Laing as the executive director of Capital City Innovation."

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