Dallas City Council, Manns Education Center, Infosys: Your Thursday Morning Roundup

Good morning!Here is a look at the top headlines as we start the day.☁️ Weather: Mostly cloudy and warm. High: 91°👋 Stay in touch: Do you want to get this roundup via email? Sign up for our newsletters here.Dallas City Council wants to spend its way out of gridlockDallas City Council members appear to have finally found a way to agree on the contents of an $800 November million bond package: spending another $225 million.City staff on Wednesday initially proposed throwing $125 million more at the bond. But council members still didn't like the way that staff had divvied up the projects. Eventually, in a straw vote, the council's majority supported spending another $100 million on top of that.Council member Adam McGough said the higher number is probably necessary to get a consensus because many districts have had to wait for projects and repairs for years."We're in a situation where we have way too many needs and there's no way to get there," said Adam McGough.Earlier: Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings welcomes new council members with call for unity.DART disputes: A Dallas Area Rapid Transit meeting Tuesday started as an effort to organize financing for a suburban commuter rail line, but turned into a showdown between Dallas and the suburbs over which major project should be the greater priority.The billboard: A Texas man rented a billboard to make sure that Central Texans know exactly where he stands politically: "The Russians didn't elect Trump. I did."  Continue reading...

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