Podcast

Party Politics, Texas Edition Ep. 31: November Elections And Houston Astros Fever

Posted on · “At least there’s no lines to slow you down…unlike waiting in line to go purchase Astros’ merchandise now” – Jay Aiyer, co-host of Party Politics, on Texas’ historically low voter turnout for elections and the Houston Astros winning the World Series. Election day is November 7th.

Politics

End-Of-Year Budget Fight Looms Over Abbott’s $61 Billion Harvey Aid Request

Posted on · Governor Greg Abbott said he expects the White House will send a supplemental budget request – including funding for flood infrastructure – to Congress by mid-November, just weeks before lawmakers have to pass an omnibus spending bill to avoid a government shutdown

Politics

Here’s A Look At Who’s Interested In Replacing Straus As House Speaker

Posted on · House Speaker Joe Straus has said he will resign at the end of his term, prompting a scramble for control of the lower chamber. Here's who is running to replace Straus as speaker and those who have expressed interest in running

Houston Matters

Full Show: Political Roundup, And The Intangible Benefits Of The World Series (Oct. 25, 2017)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Astros President Reid Ryan discusses the World Series. Our experts discuss the latest political stories with an eye for how they might affect Houston and Texas. And what kinds of intangible benefits could a city like Houston gain from its baseball team making the World Series?