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Political Roundup: Funding the Government, and Pension Legislation

It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories. This week, we discuss everything from Congress reaching a deal to fund the government, to President Trump and North Korea, and the latest attempt to pass a health care bill. Also we look at several issues in the […]

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It’s time again for our weekly political roundup and analysis of national, state and local political stories.

This week, we discuss everything from Congress reaching a deal to fund the government, to President Trump and North Korea, and the latest attempt to pass a health care bill. Also we look at several issues in the Texas Legislature: the so-called “sanctuary cities” bill, the Houston pension reform legislation, and redistricting.

Today, our guests are Brandon Rottinghaus, professor of political science at the University of Houston, and co-host of Houston Public Media’s new Party Politics podcast, Jeremi Suri from UT-Austin’s Department of History, and Andrew Schneider, politics and government reporter for News 88.7.

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