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Aug 16, 2019

As a scandal grows surrounding Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, a committee of lawmakers this week voted to ask the Texas Rangers to investigate the meeting between Bonnen and Empower Texans spokesman Michael Quinn Sullivan. 
Plus the State of Texas takes a hard line stance on marijuana, but that's not the case with...


Aug 9, 2019

This week the political ramifications were apparent but progress toward solutions was not after the mass shooting in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio. Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick in particular was reaching for reasons including blaming graphic video games and social media.

Meantime, Rep. Joaquin Castro drew the ire of President...


Aug 2, 2019

As he faces accusations of potential bribery and politically targeting members of his own party, Republican Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen has demanded that an audio recording be released of a meeting he had with the spokesman for a group called Empower Texans. Some Republican lawmakers who have heard the tape say...


Jul 26, 2019

In perhaps a sign of things to come, another Texas Republican officeholder from the suburbs has announced he's not running for re-election.

Meantime, Democrats are ruffling some feathers in Austin by telling corporate lobbyists the minority party is going to flip the Texas House in 2020.

And Texas House Speaker Dennis...


Jul 19, 2019

Since the end of the legislative session, top Texas Republican officeholders have raised an eye popping $18 million as they promise their supporters they can keep Democrats from taking over the Texas House of Representatives in 2020. Houston Chronicle reporter Andrea Zelinski joins the show with the scoop she worked on...