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Full Show: The Shutdown’s Impact On Immigration Cases, And Tying CEO Pay To Carbon Footprints (Jan. 2, 2019)

On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: We learn how the government shutdown is affecting local immigration cases. We break down the week’s biggest political stories. We discuss the concept of tying CEO pay to certain real-world outcomes. And we learn how alligator snapping turtles have thrived in the heart of Houston.


On Wednesday’s Houston Matters: Houston immigration attorneys say the ongoing partial government shutdown is adding more strain to a system that's already plagued by a backlog of cases. We examine how politics in Washington are unfolding for immigration cases in Greater Houston.

Then, from the Texas Legislature's new session, to developments between Christmas and New Year's Day, our experts break down the latest political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas.

Also this hour: As News 88.7 reported last month, oil giant Royal Dutch Shell will tie executive pay to carbon footprint goals. We discuss whether other companies should follow suit and correlate pay to real-life outcomes.

Plus, Houston Matters visits Buffalo Bayou, where a population of prehistoric-looking beasts are making a home in the middle of the city.

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