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City and County Contracts and Lawsuits: Monday’s Show (June 29, 2015)

Negotiation and litigation are a part of life for city and county authorities here in Greater Houston. Unionized employees seek better pay and conditions; city and county residents seek court intervention when they believe government entities are acting improperly. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with — and about — some of the […]


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Negotiation and litigation are a part of life for city and county authorities here in Greater Houston. Unionized employees seek better pay and conditions; city and county residents seek court intervention when they believe government entities are acting improperly.

On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with — and about — some of the folks engaged in such negotiations and lawsuits, from Houston’s firefighters to residents along Post Oak Boulevard upset with METRO, to plaintiffs seeking reimbursement for a drainage fee that helps fund ReBuild Houston.Â

Also this hour: Last week’s Houston Public Media News 88.7 FM/KHOU 11 voter poll indicates a majority of registered voters don’t want taxpayers to foot the bill to renovate the Astrodome. News 88.7’s Syeda Hasan will have a report.

Then, Houston Matters’ Michael Hagerty will talk with the Houston Astros’ Mike Acosta about the search for a time capsule buried somewhere in the Astrodome.

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Craig Cohen

Craig Cohen

Executive Producer & Host, Houston Matters

Craig Cohen is the executive producer and host of Houston Matters, which airs weekday mornings at 9:00 on Houston Public Media, News 88.7 FM. Craig is a 20+ year veteran of broadcast journalism. He's spent the bulk of his career in public media, in roles ranging from programmer and manager,...

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