Party Politics, Texas Edition Ep. 20: Sine Die? Really?

“The Governor called 20 issues on the special session call, and the Speaker [Straus] said they were horse manure, and he treated it like horse manure.” – Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick


On this episode of Party Politics: Texas Edition, co-hosts Jay Aiyer and Brandon Rottinghaus break down these tumultuous topics in Texas political news:

  • A federal court rules two Texas congressional districts unconstitutional
  • Republican caucus talks changes in how to elect speaker of the House
  • Millions of people consumed potentially unsafe water in Texas, California, and Oklahoma over the last decade
  • Texas Aggies cancel planned white nationalist rally on campus

Then the profs settle up last week’s wager about how many of Gov. Greg Abbott’s priorities survived the special session because apparently, lawmakers adjourned sine die…for now. By the way, don’t forget to check out our national episodes of Party Politics, too.

Party Politics is produced by Dacia ClayEdel Howlin and Laura Lucas. Our audio engineer is Todd Hulslander.