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The ‘Party Politics’ Of Third Special Session of the Texas Legislature

The co-hosts of Party Politics join Town Square to examine bills allocating $16 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds and COVID vaccine mandates at the local and state level.



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Gun laws.


Voting recounts.

And restrictions for transgender student-athletes.

Welcome to Texas politics in 2021.

In Austin, state lawmakers are also tasked with allocating $16 billion in federal COVID-19 relief funds and are deciding whether state or local governments can mandate COVID vaccines.

Today, we catch up on these hot-button issues, and what's happening in the Third Special Session of the Texas Legislature, currently underway.

The dynamic podcast duo of "Party Politics" join us to help explain the issues, discuss what could happen next, and they'll even speculate on all the implications while we field your political questions.

Jeronimo Cortina

Brandon Rottinghaus

  • Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston
  • Co-host of Party Politics

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