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Political Roundup: Capping Property Taxes, And Interviewing Steve Bannon

Our political experts discuss the latest national, state, and local political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.

It’s time again for the Houston Matters weekly political roundup with analysis of national, state, and local political stories — with an eye for how it all might affect Houston and Texas.

This week, we discuss everything from the Supreme Court hearing a case over whether Texas voting districts discriminate, another looming deadline for Congress to avoid a government shutdown, Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to cap property tax increases, and the House Intelligence Committee interviewing Steve Bannon.

Our panel of political experts this week includes Brandon Rottinghaus, political science professor from the University of Houston and co-host of Houston Public Mediaís Party Politics podcastCraig Goodman, assistant professor at University of Houston-Victoria; and Jessica Colón, GOP political strategist.


Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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