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County plans to sue over allegations it was defunding the police (Aug. 31, 2022)

On Wednesday’s show: We learn about the latest salvo in a battle over Harris County’s budget and allegations from state officials that county officials are defunding the police. Then, we discuss that and other developments in politics in our weekly roundup.

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On Wednesday’s show: Harris County Commissioners Court is expected to sue state Comptroller Glenn Hegar over accusations that the county was defunding its police department. News 88.7's Andrew Schneider explains what this could mean for the county's budget.

Also this hour: We discuss the latest developments in politics in our weekly roundup.

Then, the public charge rule – what it is, how it's changing, and what that means for Houston's immigrant population.

And we learn how rescuing people during Harvey changed the trajectory of a Houston man's life.

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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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