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Texas Standard: June 30, 2020

A plea to Governor Abbott as COVID-19 cases set new records in Texas: do more to curb the spread, or let us take steps to do it. A return to stay at home orders? That’s one thing leaders in Travis county are asking for the power to enforce, as hospitalization rates in and around the…

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Texas Standard: June 29, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court upholds an important decision in a case concerning access to abortions, closely watched in the Lone Star State. We’ll have the latest. Also, amid a pandemic, the start of early voting statewide in primary runoff elections. What’s been called a dry run for November. And a second look at a string…

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Texas Standard: March 22, 2019

Safe or unsafe? After assurances that smoke from a petrochemical fire near Houston was not toxic, concerns grow over the environmental implications. From the Gulf Coast west to Katy and beyond, efforts are underway to assess the full impact of the 4-day long fire. Also, the head of homeland security comes to Texas amid reports…

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The Lege Is Back

Texas lawmakers have reconvened at the State Capitol Building for the start of the 86th Legislative Session. That was the inspiration for this Typewriter Rodeo poem.

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May 26, 2015

The Memorial Day floods of 2015-Texas tossed by storms statewide. From Houston to Hill Country, Del Rio to Dallas…an epic downpour tosses cars along interstate off ramps drowning downtown streets and leaving hundreds seeking shelter. Also, the tempest inside the Texas legislature over new abortion restrictions. And concerns about foster care and the rights of…

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Agenda Texas: Breaking Down the Budget Battle

This week on Agenda Texas, an interview with The Texas Tribune’s Ross Ramsey about what’s holding up passage of the state budget. (here’s a hint…it’s tax cuts)

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The First 60 Days of the Texas Legislative Session

Friday March 13th isĀ 60th day of the 84th Texas Legislative session. That milestone marks a few important deadlines for lawmakers. It’s the final day to file a bill for the session. And, it means the House and Senate can start passing bills, which should pick up the pace of work in both chambers. On this…

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