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Political Roundup: Judge Rules Prop. B Unconstitutional, And Texas Poised To Raise The Legal Smoking Age

We break down the week’s biggest political stories with a focus on how they might impact Houston and Texas.



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On this week's installment of our political roundup, the Houston Matters experts discuss everything from a state district judge ruling that voter initiative Prop. B is unconstitutional to Comptroller Glenn Hegar expecting another $500 million in revenue for the upcoming two-year budget. They also dive into the Texas bill that would raise the legal smoking age from 18 to 21.

In the audio above, Houston Matters host Craig Cohen discusses those and other political stories with Renée Cross, Senior Director, Hobby School of Public Affairs, University of Houston, and Mark Jones, a political science fellow at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.