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Political Roundup: Analyzing Gov. Abbott’s State of the State Address

With national political stories dominating the news as of late, it’s easy to forget there’s a lot going on in state politics too. On Tuesday (Jan. 31, 2017), Gov. Greg Abbott delivered his State of the State address and the new legislative session entered its fourth week. We talk about what’s happening in state and […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaWith national political stories dominating the news as of late, it’s easy to forget there’s a lot going on in state politics too. On Tuesday (Jan. 31, 2017), Gov. Greg Abbott delivered his State of the State address and the new legislative session entered its fourth week.

We talk about what’s happening in state and local politics and how President Trump’s first two weeks in office are affecting Texas and Greater Houston. Giving us a better insight on these and other stories are Brandon Rottinghaus, professor of political science at the University of Houston, and Jay Aiyer, political science professor at Texas Southern University, and News 88.7 politics and government reporter, Andrew Schneider.

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