Here are some stories you may have missed today. The AP obtained an 11 page draft memo that calls for unprecedented militarization of immigration enforcement efforts some nowhere near the Mexico border.
Spicer couldn’t categorically rule out that such an approach had been discussed by someone in the Trump administration, but said that “there is no effort to do what is potentially suggested.”
And: The Senate has confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the new head of the EPA. Pruitt is a climate change skeptic who has long fought the EPA in court.
Also: Critics of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s proposed sanctuary city ban are gearing up for a fight.
NBA warns Texas over transgender bathroom billThe NBA has joined the list of sports organizations that have warned Texas that its transgender bathroom bill could affect events in the state.
In a letter to the Houston Chronicle, NBA spokesman Mike Bass said: “We consider a wide range of factors when making decisions about host locations for NBA Jerseys China
league wide events like the All Star Game foremost among them is ensuring the environment where those who participate and attend are treated fairly and equally.”
The NBA had already moved Sunday’s All Star Game from Charlotte to New Orleans after lawmakers in North Carolina passed their own version of the transgender bathroom bill into law.
The NFL also recently warned that it will take into account the civil rights law of states before it chooses future event locations.
Dallas could get a new police chief this summer
The city of Dallas is aiming to have a new police chief by June or July. The city has received proposals from several search firms that want to recruit Dallas’ replacement for the retired David Brown.
Since Brown retired, more than 100 officers have left the department. Interim Police Chief David Pughes told council members this week that he expects 350 officers to leave the department this fiscal year, which started in October and ends in September.
A contract with one of the search firms is expected to be ready for City Council approval March 22, according to an internal city memo.