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Political Roundup: Immigrants And Benefits, And Another Challenger For Cornyn

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


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The Trump administration's latest rule change on immigration would deny green cards to immigrants who use government benefits. There's yet another Democrat in the race to face U.S. Senator John Cornyn next year. And METRO has voted to place a bond on the ballot to expand light rail and bus service in Houston.

In the audio above, Houston Matters host Craig Cohen discusses the political implications of those and other developments in local, state, and national politics in our weekly political roundup.

This week, he’s joined by Mark Jones of Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy and Renée Cross from the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston.

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