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What’s in Store for the 2015 Legislature?

On the second Tuesday of odd numbered years, the Texas Legislature begins its biennial session. For a maximum of 140 days, lawmakers will decide the fate of Houstonians and Texans alike. But what does that mean for you and what are some of the bills that will be up for discussion? Â This year marks […]

On the second Tuesday of odd numbered years, the Texas Legislature begins its biennial session. For a maximum of 140 days, lawmakers will decide the fate of Houstonians and Texans alike. But what does that mean for you and what are some of the bills that will be up for discussion? Â This year marks a new chapter in terms of leadership with a new Governor and Lt. Governor at the helm. How will that affect laws coming out of Austin?

We want to know what our lawmakers have planned for the 84th legislative session and how decisions on education, transportation, water and healthcare will affect you. We chat with Ben Philpott, Senior Reporter covering State Politics and Policy for KUT in Austin and Brandon Rottinghaus, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston.

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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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