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Political Roundup: Houston’s Budget, And Gov. Abbott’s School Safety Plan

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


The Houston City Council is trying again to tackle the budget for a fiscal year that starts in a month. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has unveiled his school safety plan in the wake of the shooting in Santa Fe. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lupe Valdez owes thousands in back taxes. And President Trump weighs in on the NFL, pardons Jack Johnson, and (sort of) comments on Roseanne, while his administration gears up for on-again, off-again, on-again talks with North Korea.

Houston Matters discusses these and other developments in politics in our weekly roundup, today with Houston Chronicle columnist Erica Grieder, and Brandon Rottinghaus, University of Houston political science professor and co-host of Houston Public Media’s Party Politics podcast.

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