Posted on · On Wednesday's show: Despite rising costs, Harris County is now forced to keep tax rates flat for the coming fiscal year because two commissioners boycotted votes on the matter. How will that affect the county's budget? Then we discuss that and other developments in politics in our weekly roundup.
Posted on · The county missed about 6,000 Democratic and 4,000 Republican votes.
Posted on · The county GOP chair called on Isabel Longoria to be fired, and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said she would look for a "full accounting" of what went wrong election night.
Posted on · Commissioner Jack Cagle's proposal would roll the budget back to 2018 funding priorities, and lead to 1,140 job losses, according to an analysis from the Harris County Office of Management and Budget.
Posted on · The move, requested by Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, won unanimous support from the commissioners but drew opposition from advocates for indigent detainees.
Posted on · The new maps drastically change three of four Harris County precinct boundaries, and the two GOP lawmakers believe that would lead to the loss of at least one of their seats.
Posted on · Harris County Precinct 3 Commissioner Tom Ramsey was the lone "no" vote.
Posted on · Republican commissioners Jack Cagle and Tom Ramsey had threatened to break quorum the day of the vote, forcing the tax rate to revert to an even lower level, but ultimately reached a deal on a 3% cut.
Posted on · On Tuesday's show: The latest from Houston City Council, Harris County Commissioner Tom Ramsey answers your questions, and how an area university works to meet the needs of non-traditional students.
Posted on · The two Republicans on the court argued the move was a "power grab," though Democrats already have a majority to make county-level changes.
Posted on · On Thursday's show: Conversations with two of Greater Houston's newest elected leaders, a new municipal court program helps those who can't afford to pay fines, writer Cole Brown discusses his search for Black identity, and the Houston Open gets underway with limited fans.
Posted on · Democrats already had a 3-2 majority on the court, but a minority of commissioners can still block legislation in extraordinary circumstances.
Posted on · The move will slightly offset higher tax bills due to rising property appraisal values.
Posted on · Republican Spring Valley Village Mayor Tom Ramsey is facing former Houston mayor chief of staff Michael Moore, a Democrat, in a battle to succeed retiring Commissioner Steve Radack.
Posted on · Winners from Tuesday's runoff will go on to the November general election.