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Political Roundup: Mask Wearing As A Political Symbol, And Texas As A Backup RNC Site

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


Houston Matters Political Roundup


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The Texas GOP chair says the Lone Star State would welcome hosting the Republican National Convention in August if North Carolina can't. Plus, mask wearing – or not – continues to send political signals to some. And local officials are challenged by businesses exceeding state-mandated limits on capacity.

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

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