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Political Roundup: Examining The Senate’s Economic Stimulus Deal

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

In our weekly political roundup, we discuss the historic deal struck by the Senate to inject the U.S. economy with about $2 trillion in aid in response to the coronavirus pandemic. And we discuss why local leaders opted to use the language “Stay Home, Work Safe” as opposed to “shelter in place.”

In the audio above, Houston Matters host Craig Cohen discusses those stories and other developments in national, state, and local politics in our with the help of:

  • Beth Simas from the University of Houston
  • Mark Jones of Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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