Texas Legislature

Abbott Makes Sunset Bill Top Priority For Special Session

Posted on · Legislation to extend the life of state licensing agencies, including the Texas Medical Board, fell victim to end-of-session wrangling between Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick and House Speaker Joe Straus over the bathroom bill and property tax relief. Governor Greg Abbott is determined not to let that happen again.

Good, Bad and Ugly

Pension Reform Bill Passes, and McDonald’s Delivers: The Good, Bad & Ugly of the News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. When faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of it all. This week, our panel weighs in on […]

Houston Matters

Political Roundup: 85th Texas Legislature Ends with Protests and Threats of Violence

Posted on · The 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature wrapped up this week with some contention — and even threats of violence. Also, lawmakers passed a $217 billion budget to run the state for the next two year, and Gov. Greg Abbott says he’ll decide sometime this week if he wants to call a special session […]

Full Show

Political Roundup, and Energy Trends Reshaping America’s Future: Wednesday’s Show (May 31, 2017)

Posted on · The 85th regular session of the Texas Legislature wrapped up this week with some contention — and even threats of violence. Also, lawmakers passed a $217 billion budget to run the state for the next two year, and Gov. Greg Abbott says he’ll decide sometime this week if he wants to call a special session […]