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Tuesday’s Show: Super Tuesday Turnout, And Council Member Abbie Kamin (March 3, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Live from a Super Tuesday polling place, City Council Member Abbie Kamin discusses city politics, and screen time and sensory overload.

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Tuesday’s Show: Unintended Consequences Of School Security Policies, And Council Member Amy Peck (Feb. 11, 2020)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We discuss some unintended consequences of school security measures, City Council Member Amy Peck answers your questions, a UH expert says gradual economic growth is nothing to be afraid of, and we learn about an early pioneer of forensic science.

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Tuesday’s Show: Sylvester Turner Candidate Interview, And Alternative Housing For The Homeless (Oct. 8, 2019)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: Mayor Sylvester Turner answers questions about why he deserves another term in office. Architects and designers brainstorm on portable, resuable housing for the homeless. And we learn about the production of The Hiding Place at AD Players.

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The State of Houston Politics and Government, and Political Roundup: Wednesday’s Show (May 3, 2017)

Posted on · Today on Houston Matters, we continue our 3rd annual State of Houston series with a look at the state of politics and government in Greater Houston with the help of Andrew Schneider, News 88.7’s politics and government reporter Also this hour…

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With a Pension Plan Decided, How Does Houston Sell It to the Legislature?

Posted on · A couple of weeks ago (Oct. 26, 2016), the Houston City Council passed a resolution of support for Mayor Sylvester Turner’s proposal to reform the city’s pensions system. As News 88.7 reported, the deal includes $2.5 billion in benefit reductions, changes to annual cost of living adjustments and increased employee contributions. Mayor Turner says the […]

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Selling the Pension Plan, and Helping the Homeless: Thursday’s Show (November 10, 2016)

Posted on · A couple of weeks ago, the Houston City Council passed a resolution of support for Mayor Sylvester Turner’s proposal to reform the city’s pensions system. As News 88.7 reported, the deal includes $2.5 billion in benefit reductions, changes to annual cost of living adjustments and increased employee contributions. Mayor Turner says the proposal will lower […]

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Former Mayoral Candidate Bill King Takes Issue With Potential Pension Reform Deal

Posted on · The Houston City Council this morning (Oct. 26, 2016) passed a resolution of support for Mayor Sylvester Turner’s proposal to reform the city’s pension system and address an unfunded liability in the billions, paying it off over 30 years. This, after the firefighters’ pension board Monday agreed to the plan which will, among other measures, lower the assumed […]