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The Texas Legislature Is Over — For Now (June 1, 2021)

On Tuesday’s show: We discuss what came out of the Texas legislative session and how it will affect Houston.


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On Tuesday’s Houston Matters: The regular session of the Texas Legislature ended over the weekend with drama as Democrats staged a walk out to break quorum, preventing final approval of the controversial election law, Senate Bill 7. But many signs indicate a special session is likely at some point to address that and other unfinished business.

We take a closer look at how the final hours of the session played out, what got passed, what did not, what a special session might address, and how it all will affect Greater Houston.

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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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