Party Politics

Party Politics: State of the State

Co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina delve into the latest news in national and local politics.

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Gov. Greg Abbott announced five priorities for the legislative session. They included expanding broadband internet access, police funding and ensuring “election integrity.” Legislators are allowed to pass such emergency items set by the governor much faster than they can pass other legislation.


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This week on Party Politics, co-hosts Brandon Rottinghaus and Jeronimo Cortina discuss the debate over a new COVID-19 relief bill, President Biden’s executive orders on immigration, and Governor Greg Abbott’s State of the State address, among other stories.


COVID Relief Bill

GOP infighting over Cheney, Greene

Biden immigration orders

Trump Names Impeachment Lawyer

Myanmar Coup

Dolly Parton Congressional Medal of Freedom?



Judge blocks Republicans from kicking Planned Parenthood off Medicaid

Governor Beto?

Texas AG didn't write lawsuit he filed to overturn 2020 election

TX GOP Staffer fired for role in US Capitol Siege

Cruz Compares Environmentalists to Comic Villain



Abbott State of the State


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Troy Schulze

Troy Schulze

Producer, Houston Matters

Troy Schulze is a producer for Houston Matters. He also produces the podcast Party Politics and the digital video series Skyline Sessions. Schulze has been working as a writer and producer in digital media for over 20 years. He has received three Emmy nominations for his work on the TV...

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