Houston Matters

Planned Parenthood Goes to Court to Stay in State’s Medicaid Program

Posted on · A court hearing was initially set to take place Monday (Dec. 14, 2015) regarding the state’s efforts to kick Planned Parenthood out of the Medicaid program. But the hearing was canceled because state officials haven’t actually done anything yet. This past weekend, the Texas Tribune reported how this may be part of a pattern with […]

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Harris County Jail and World’s Largest Volcano: Tuesday’s Show (December 15, 2015)

Posted on · Throughout 2015, Houston Chronicle reporters have reviewed more than a thousand disciplinary reports at the Harris County Jail and found guards used excessive force or abused their authority more than 120 times. While in about half of the cases where jail staff were disciplined (ranging from 2010 to the spring of 2015) they've rarely been […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Planned Parenthood, United Woes and VW Lawsuits: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From Texas officials intending to remove Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program, to more woes for United Continental, to Harris County declining Attorney General Ken Paxton’s request for the county to drop its lawsuit against Volkswagen: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s news. Our panel of non-experts this week […]

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Preparing for Campus Carry: Friday’s Show (October 23, 2015)

Posted on · In August of next year (Aug. 1, 2016), the state’s new campus carry law takes effect. Passed in the legislative session this past spring, it will allow those with concealed handgun permits (who are required to be 21 and older) to carry concealed weapons on some college campuses. Private schools have the ability to opt […]

Houston Matters

Texas Moves To Remove Planned Parenthood From Medicaid Program

Posted on · The State of Texas is removing Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program, leaving the state’s low-income women on Medicaid unable to seek medical services there unrelated to abortion, including cervical cancer screenings and testing for sexually transmitted diseases. The move comes in reaction to undercover videos released by the anti-abortion group The Center for Medical […]

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Planned Parenthood Dropped from Medicaid: Tuesday’s Show (October 20, 2015)

Posted on · The State of Texas is removing Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program, leaving the state’s low-income women on Medicaid unable to seek medical services there unrelated to abortion, including cervical cancer screenings and testing for sexually transmitted diseases. The move comes in reaction to undercover videos released by the anti-abortion group The Center for Medical […]