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May 24, 2019

The 2019 session of the Texas Legislature is coming to an end this weekend as the House and Senate plan to vote on a grand bargain for public education funding and property tax "relief." Meantime, Beto O'Rourke now says it's time to start impeachment proceedings against President Trump.What changed? Plus,...


May 17, 2019

 

 

After a legislative session that had been focused like a laser on property tax relief and school finances, suddenly the "Save Chik-fil-A" bill, a "voter suppression" measure, abortion bills and more are on the move at the Texas Capitol. Is it all for show or do these bill stand a chance of becoming Texas law?...


May 9, 2019

The Texas Senate this week voted to make it harder for communities to get rid of Confederate statues and other monuments, but will this become law? Plus the tax plan that Gov. Greg Abbott guaranteed just last week would pass is now dead. 
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May 3, 2019

 
Gov. Greg Abbott this week promised that when this legislature completes its work, property owners in this state will see lower tax bills than they received this year. Even some conservatives said it might be his "read my lips" moment. Meantime, the Texas House passed a major marijuana reform bill and Joaquin...


Apr 25, 2019

This week, eight of the Democrats running for president made their pitch in Houston at Texas Southern University. Jeremy was there. In Austin, the debate over taking a softer stance on marijuana heated up as the Texas House delved into the issue. Ryan is on the pot beat for us. Join the conversation featuring Scott...