Town Square

Republican Senator Paul Bettencourt Discusses Texas Voting Bill And The State Of Politics

Posted on · The director for the non-partisan Texas Politics Project also examines the nuances of the voting bills' potential to help or hurt registered voters at the polls.

Politics

GOP Voting Bills Aimed At Harris County Reforms Are Suppression, Civil Rights Groups Say

Posted on · The ACLU, the Anti-Defamation League and others slammed the bills, which they say are unjust and make it harder to vote. Harris County leaders, meanwhile, say their reforms are the target.

News

Texas Leaders Want Voters To OK Property Tax Revenue Growth Over 2.5 Percent. They Couldn’t Get 4 Percent In 2017.

Posted on · The leaders of both legislative chambers say they will be united this year — even if cities and counties push back — and that local officials should come to Austin with solutions in hand if they don't like new proposals.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Texas Public School Funding, And The Year In Education (Dec. 20, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We discuss proposed recommendations for comprehensive school funding reform, by the year 2050 the over-65 population will more than triple. We discuss the challenges facing the state and Houston. Also, we review the complicated year in education with News 88-7’s Laura Isensee, and we treat you to our version of "Twas the Night Before Christmas”.