Posted on · On Friday's show: We discuss the issues and priorities Gov. Greg Abbott laid out in his annual State of the State address. And the Houston Matters team plays a Houston edition of Monopoly.
Posted on · Abbott’s top priorities for the legislative session included property tax reform, ending COVID restrictions, expanding school choice, increasing safety, tightening bail restrictions, hardening the border, and addressing the fentanyl crisis.
Posted on · Gov. Greg Abbott will deliver his the biennial State of the State address Thursday evening. Abbott is expected to use the prime-time speech to outline his priorities for state lawmakers this year. The speech could also provide greater clarity on whether Abbott has set his sights on a 2024 presidential run.
Posted on · Gov. Greg Abbott designated five emergency items, which are matters the Legislature can vote on within the first 60 days of the session that began Jan. 12.
Posted on · The Houston Matters experts discuss the latest political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas
Posted on · Legislative rules bar lawmakers from passing bills before the 60th day of a session, but with the governor’s emergency designation, any bill on that topic can be taken up immediately.
Posted on · Abbott will address lawmakers and the state at 11 a.m. Tuesday. The main thing to watch out for: what Abbott declares as emergency items.
Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: The proposed merger between Memorial Hermann and Baylor Scott & White has been called off. Plus, we preview the State of the State address. We learn how area counties are handling lists of possible non-citizen voters. A sociologist explains how racism can persist without racists. And a local theater company throws itself a wake.
Posted on · With national political stories dominating the news as of late, it’s easy to forget there’s a lot going on in state politics too. On Tuesday (Jan. 31, 2017), Gov. Greg Abbott delivered his State of the State address and the new legislative session entered its fourth week. We talk about what's happening in state and […]
Posted on · In his State of the State address, Gov. Greg Abbott told the Legislature fixing Child Protective Services was his top priority for the session.
Posted on · Below is the full text of his remarks, with analysis and explanation of key parts of the address from News 88.7 reporters and other journalists from across Texas.