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Political Roundup: White House Invokes Executive Privilege, And Texas Tax Bills

We break down the week’s biggest political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.



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In the weekly Houston Matters political roundup, we discuss everything from the White House invoking executive privilege over the Mueller Report, to the House Judiciary Committee contemplating holding in contempt Attorney General William Barr for failure to release the full report, to Texas lawmakers considering a tax-swap bill that would raise the consumption tax and lower property taxes.

In the audio above, Houston Matters host Craig Cohen discusses those and other stories with Brandon Rottinghaus, a political science professor at the University of Houston and co-host of Houston Public Media's Party Politics podcast, and Houston Chronicle columnist Erica Grieder.