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Political Roundup: National Emergency Declaration, And More Presidential Candidates

The Houston Matters experts discuss the latest goings-on in government and politics in our weekly political roundup.

From the latest implications of Pres. Trump’s declaration of a national emergency over border security, to Bernie Sanders announcing another run for president, to developments in the Texas Legislature and the Houston City Council, the Houston Matters experts break down the latest political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.

In the audio above, Craig Cohen discusses those and other stories with Brandon Rottinghaus from the University of Houston and co-host of Houston Public Media’s Party Politics podcast, and Houston Chronicle columnist Erica Grieder.

Also, News 88.7 politics and government reporter, Andrew Schneider updates us on new developments about pay parity lawsuits, and HUD funding from the city council meeting this morning. 

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