Workers rally to fight state bill ending water breaks

As Texans brace for another week of extreme heat, there’s pushback against a new state law that nullifies local rules requiring mandatory water breaks for outdoor workers.

Austin has ended its policing partnership with the Department of Public Safety – but Gov. Greg Abbott is sending more troopers to the capital city.

Some legal experts say the Supreme Court’s student debt decision may have scrambled the issue of standing, or whether a plaintiff has enough interest in a particular matter to stand before the court to request legal intervention. UT Law professor Stephen Vladeck explains.

And a new documentary on Jesse Treviño honors the late San Antonio artist, long considered one of the city’s finest.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 22, 2023

Central Texas top stories for May 22, 2023. Update on APD-DPS patrol partnership. Hill Country farmer grateful for rain, worried about summer. Vouchers added to school funding bill. Long Center free concert series. Austin FC. Kyle gathering record attempt falls short.

KUT Afternoon Newscast for May 02, 2023

Central Texas top stories for May 02, 2023. Travis homicides down in 2022, overdose deaths up. Austin council members question APD DPS partnership. Not much public input yet on largest ever Travis bond package. Austin students walk out in protest of abortion law. Austin Public Library offering photo ID.