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Ted Cruz Makes Final Push for Voter Support in Iowa

Posted on · In these final days before the Iowa caucuses on Monday (Feb. 1, 2016), we check in with Ben Philpott, senior reporter covering state politics and policy for KUT, our sister station in Austin. He’s in Iowa following presidential hopeful and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas. We discuss developments in the GOP campaign and Cruz’s […]

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What Moments and Bills Have Shaped the 84th Legislature So Far?

Posted on · There’s less than a month remaining in the 84th Texas legislative session. Lawmakers have introduced and debated a number of bills. Some are bound for passage and approval by the governor; others may be languishing in a committee, if given consideration at all. Today, we discuss the moments — and the bills — that have defined […]

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What’s in Store for the 2015 Legislature?

Posted on · On the second Tuesday of odd numbered years, the Texas Legislature begins its biennial session. For a maximum of 140 days, lawmakers will decide the fate of Houstonians and Texans alike. But what does that mean for you and what are some of the bills that will be up for discussion?  This year marks a […]

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Legislature Preview, Evolution of a Criminal, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, Jan. 12, 2015

Posted on · On the second Tuesday of odd numbered years, the Texas Legislature begins its biennial session. For a maximum of 140 days, lawmakers will decide the fate of Houstonians and Texans alike. But what does that mean for you and what are some of the bills that will be up for discussion?  This year marks a […]