Republican County Commissioners Tom Ramsey and Jack Cagle skipped Tuesday's Commissioners Court meeting, preventing Democrats from reaching the supermajority needed to vote on their proposed property tax rate.

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Harris County Republican commissioners continue boycott of court meetings over tax rates

Posted on · Commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey had sought a special, discussion-only meeting to hammer out a compromise on taxes and the budget. They got it, but refused to attend, claiming Commissioner Adrian Garcia was negotiating in bad faith.

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Compromise offered over county budget, and restaurants where you should never skip dessert (Oct. 5, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: We learn about the compromise one commissioner is proposing over the county budget. Then we discuss the week in politics. And food writers talk about Houston restaurants where you should never skip dessert.

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Walkout at Commissioners Court, and whether bail reform measures are working (Sept. 14, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday's show: We learn why two GOP members of Harris County Commissioners Court boycotted a vote on the county budget. Then, we discuss the latest developments in politics. And new research examines whether Harris County's bail reform measures are working.

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County plans to sue over allegations it was defunding the police (Aug. 31, 2022)

Posted on · On Wednesday’s show: We learn about the latest salvo in a battle over Harris County's budget and allegations from state officials that county officials are defunding the police. Then, we discuss that and other developments in politics in our weekly roundup.

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