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Bauer Business Focus

Matthew Festa On Texas Legislative Efforts To Override Local Governments

Festa is a professor of law at South Texas College of Law in Houston.


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Houston is one of nearly a dozen local governments in Texas that bans discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. State legislators are now considering measures that would block enforcement of such local ordinances. Matthew Festa teaches about state and local government at South Texas College of Law. He joins Andrew Schneider on the Bauer Business Focus, in the final part of our series on the 84th Texas Legislature.

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Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

Politics and Government Reporter

Andrew heads Houston Public Media's coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas Legislature and county and city governments across Greater Houston. Before taking up his current post, Andrew spent five years as Houston Public Media's business reporter, covering the oil...

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