Bathroom Bill Questions, Dallas DA Contender, Tech Overhaul: Your Thursday Evening News Roundup

Good evening. Here are some stories you may have missed today. Do you want to get this roundup via email? Sign up for our newsletters here. 'No evidence' Texas needs a bathroom bill, GOP chairman says A top Republican in the Texas House has confirmed he will hold a public debate on the so-called bathroom bill, but he said he doesn't see any reason for it to become law. Corsicana Republican Byron Cook chairs the committee that will next take up the measure. It's up to Cook whether it will be debated, though he declined to comment on whether he was for or against this measure. Cook's comments echo that of Speaker Joe Straus, who has warned the bill could hurt Texas business, signaling the divisive measure will have a tough time passing the House and becoming law. Approved: Texas House passes statewide texting while driving ban.Funding: Overhaul of Texas CPS and foster care wins more dollars in the Senate and House budgets.Investigation: Texas officials call for probe into conduct of a DFPS employee on 'substantial' state contract   Continue reading...

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