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The week in politics (May 10, 2023)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: From debt ceiling negotiations, to Title 42 ending, to bills under consideration in the Texas Legislature, we discuss the latest developments in local, state, and national politics in our weekly roundup.

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How the debt ceiling battle could affect Texas health care (Feb. 3, 2023)

Posted on · On Friday's show: We get an update on the situation at the contaminated Jones Road Superfund Site and learn how the debt ceiling battle in Congress could lead to worse health care outcomes for Texans.

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Former Mayor Bill White on America’s Fiscal Constitution: Houston Matters for Thursday, April 3, 2014

Posted on · In his new book, America’s Fiscal Constitution – Its Triumph and Collapse, former Houston Mayor Bill White explores the history of America through its budgets – and specifically, the attitudes and approaches of our elected leaders towards the incursion and payoff of debt. It’s an unusual prism through which to examine our history. Most history […]

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Houston Matters for Thurs., Oct. 10, 2013

Posted on · U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is warning lawmakers that unless Congress raises the debt ceiling by next Thursday, he cannot promise any payments to anyone, including social security recipients and U.S. bondholders. What was once seen by many as a rubber stamp vote in Congress has become a line in the sand for some Tea […]

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