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Full Show: Proposed Property Tax Reforms, And Sandy Hook Mothers (March 29, 2019)

On Friday’s Houston Matters: State lawmakers are considering property tax reforms. We learn how Harris County’s marijuana diversion program is going. Parents of Sandy Hook victims visit with their Santa Fe counterparts. Comedian Patton Oswalt discusses his late wife’s true crime book. And we break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.



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On Friday’s Houston Matters: Texas lawmakers are considering two bills aimed at reforming property taxes. News 88.7's Andrew Schneider fills us in on what's at stake for property owners in Houston.

Plus, it's been two years since Harris County decided to stop sending low-level marijuana offenders to jail and instead offer a diversion program. District Attorney Kim Ogg and local law enforcement gave an update on the program this morning. News 88.7's Gail Delaughter fills us in.

Also this hour: Two parents of victims of the 2012 school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary recently met with their counterparts from the Santa Fe High School shooting. They talk about their mission with News 88.7's Laura Isensee and what brought them to a summit on school safety in Houston.

Then, comedian Patton Oswalt discusses his late wife Michelle McNamara's true crime book, I'll Be Gone in the Dark, which details her obsessive hunt for the man she dubbed the Golden State Killer.

And our panel of "non-experts" break down The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week’s news.

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