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Political Roundup: Flynn Resigns and the NFL Weighs in on the ‘Bathroom Bill’

Posted on · On our weekly political roundup, we discuss the latest happenings at the Texas Legislature and talk about what’s happening in politics on the national level that could impact Houston. Some topics we’ll address include: President Trump’s news conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu The resignation of National Security Advisor Michael Flynn Potential points of debate […]

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Drop In Oil Tax Revenue ‘Not Going To Be Pretty’ For Texas Budget

Posted on · The falling price of oil doesn’t just mean less money for energy companies. It means millions of dollars less for the State of Texas — tax money that pays for everything from roads to education. How bad is it? And how bad could it get? We get some answers from News 88.7 energy and environment […]

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Planned Parenthood Video Stingers Indicted: Tuesday’s Show (January 26, 2016)

Posted on · In a surprising turn of events, a Harris County grand jury — convened to investigate whether Houston-based Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast sold fetal tissue — declined Monday to take any action against the women’s health service provider. Instead it indicted the undercover videographers behind those allegations. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with News […]

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Property Tax Cuts, Parks, and ‘Once’ on Stage: Tuesday’s Show (March 10, 2015)

Posted on ·   Tyler Republican State Sen. Kevin Eltife is working to build support for a combination of bills he believes will provide both a property tax cut and set a path to spend money on deferred road maintenance and paying off some pension liabilities, among other state needs. Eltife argues that while the state is unusually […]

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What Are the Big Issues at the Legislature in Education, Healthcare, Transportation and the Environment?

Posted on · The 84th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature enters its fourth week today. Over the last week, Houston Public Media News 88.7 reporters have been examining some of the key issues lawmakers may consider this session. On this edition of Houston Matters, we present reports from a few of them, examining proposed bills involving education, health […]

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Lawmakers Share Their Plans for the New Legislative Session

Posted on · Today lawmakers from across the state are gathering in Austin for the kick-off of the new legislative session. Together, their main job is to pass a budget for the next two years. But local lawmakers also have their own priorities. News 88.7’s Laura Isensee has been talking to members of the Houston delegation about those […]