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Harris County Judge Ed Emmett Testifies In Austin About Harvey Recovery

Emmett shared his concerns regarding Harvey recovery with lawmakers in Austin.

Flooding in Katy, Texas from Tropical Storm Harvey as seen from the sky.

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett testified Wednesday before a transportation committee in Austin about Harvey recovery, among other things.

He joins Houston Matters to discuss several topics, including his concerns with legislative constraints prohibiting the county from raising funds for the recovery effort, preventing the Texas Medical Center from being isolated by rising water when the next flood hits, and whether there might be a bond referendum to pay for flood control projects.