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Gov. Abbott’s legislative priorities (Feb. 22, 2023)

On Wednesday’s show: In an interview with the Texas Tribune, Gov. Greg Abbott said he intends to be “heavily involved” in the effort to establish school vouchers this legislative session and backs criminalization of some health care treatments for transgender kids.

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On Wednesday’s show: In an interview with the Texas Tribune, Gov. Greg Abbott said he intends to be “heavily involved” in the effort to establish education savings accounts (aka school vouchers) this legislative session and backs criminalization of some health care treatments for transgender kids. Texas Tribune political reporter Patrick Svitek joins us with details.

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