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Understanding COVID vaccinations, Texas politics and early voting

Posted on · Having trouble keeping up with headlines in Texas politics? Experts explain the legislature’s third special session and early voting. Plus, in light of the passing of former Secretary of State Colin Powell, we discuss COVID complications and vaccines.

Politics

Gov. Greg Abbott Calls Special Legislative Session For Redistricting, Other Conservative Priorities Starting Sept. 20

Posted on · On top of redistricting, Abbott wants lawmakers to take up bills on restrictions for transgender student athletes and the allocation of billions of dollars in federal COVID-19 relief funds.

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Gov. Greg Abbott Vetoes Funding For Texas Legislature And Its Staff As Punishment For Democrats’ Walkout On Elections Bill

Posted on · The governor’s move comes after House Democrats led a walkout in the final days of the regular legislative session to block passage of Senate Bill 7, Abbott’s priority elections bill that would have overhauled voting rights in the state.