June 7, 2023
The dire situation facing underfunded Texas schools
“It’s a fantasy,” Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said of Gov. Greg Abbott’s objectives to lower property taxes. Patrick Svitek of the Texas Tribune joins with more on a growing divide between the state’s two top Republican leaders. One top political observer says there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to school funding for […]Listen
June 6, 2023
‘Lone Stars Rising’ profiles 50 Texans changing our world
The sheriff of Bexar County is pushing for charges to be brought over migrant flights to Martha’s Vineyard. Where did high-profile bills dealing with higher education wind up this legislative session? Kate McGee of the Texas Tribune joins with an overview. An investigation has revealed a culture of sexism and discrimination in the El Paso […]Listen
June 5, 2023
What happened to the bill closing the ‘dead suspect loophole?’
Property tax cuts and border security are on the agenda as the Legislature’s special session moves into week 2. A bill to promote police transparency received support in the House and the Senate, but now it’s apparently gone missing. KXAN investigative reporter Josh Hinkle explains. There’s a shortage of mental health treatment for people arrested […]Listen
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