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Restricting The Governor’s Power To Declare An Emergency (April 15, 2021)

On Thursday’s show: A new bill would restrict the governor’s power to declare an emergency, the challenges young people are having finding jobs, and the changing idea of what it means to be a Texan.

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On Thursday’s Houston Matters: The Texas Senate has passed a bill that would restrict the governor's power to declare a state emergency. But it's still up for Texas voters’ approval. We learn more from Shawn Mulcahy of The Texas Tribune.

Also this hour: We examine the challenges young people face in finding a job.

And we discuss stereotypes about Texas and what it means to be a Texan and how those are changing.

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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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