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Political Roundup: Expanded COVID-19 Testing, And Restarting The Texas Economy

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 our weekly political roundup: Mayor Sylvester Turner announced expanded COVID-19 testing in the city on Monday saying “anyone can get tested, just call us.” Yet Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said on Houston Matters Tuesday the county can’t make the same offer right now.

Plus, Gov. Greg Abbott is expected to unveil more details soon about his vision for how the state might eventually get its economy going again.

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

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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