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The Back Mic: Eric Holder Endorses in Texas, Watchdog Group Highlights TxDOT Spending, Sid Miller Makes 10 Percent Budget Cuts

The Back Mic: Eric Holder Endorses in Texas, Watchdog Group Highlights TxDOT Spending, Sid Miller Makes 10 Percent Budget Cuts

McKenzie Taylor May 29, 2020
This week — endorsements from a group headed by a former U.S. attorney general, the “Texas Wastebook’s” first highlight, and an agency commissioner announcing budget cuts.
Texas Leaders Seek Savings as April Tax Revenue Drops by Nearly $1 Billion

Texas Leaders Seek Savings as April Tax Revenue Drops by Nearly $1 Billion

Bill Peacock May 28, 2020
State leaders called on some Texas agencies to trim budgets by 5 percent after numbers from the comptroller’s office showed tax revenue down $989 million this April compared to 2019.
Ronny Jackson, Josh Winegarner Tout New Endorsements in Texas Congressional District 13 Race

Ronny Jackson, Josh Winegarner Tout New Endorsements in Texas Congressional District 13 Race

Daniel Friend May 28, 2020
Ronny Jackson was recently endorsed by President Trump and the Club for Growth PAC, while Josh Winegarner was endorsed by Rep. Lance Gooden and state Sen. Charles Perry.
Dallas City Council Rejects 8 Percent Property Tax Increase After Public Outcry

Dallas City Council Rejects 8 Percent Property Tax Increase After Public Outcry

Hayden Sparks May 28, 2020
By a vote of 11-3, the Dallas City Council rejected a resolution that would have authorized the possibility of an eight percent property tax increase without voter approval.
Texas Supreme Court Rules Against Mail-In Ballot Use for Voters Afraid of Contracting Coronavirus

Texas Supreme Court Rules Against Mail-In Ballot Use for Voters Afraid of Contracting Coronavirus

Brad Johnson May 28, 2020
After a ruling in state court, petitioners now await the Fifth Circuit Court's ruling in the federal vote-by-mail case.
ERCOT Projects Record Energy Usage for 2020 Summer

ERCOT Projects Record Energy Usage for 2020 Summer

Brad Johnson May 28, 2020
With the coronavirus pandemic drastically changing the typical demand models, Texas' energy regulator braces for a hot summer.
Texas Representatives Divided Along Party Lines on Unprecedented House Proxy Voting

Texas Representatives Divided Along Party Lines on Unprecedented House Proxy Voting

Daniel Friend May 27, 2020
Republicans in Congress have filed a lawsuit against Speaker Nancy Pelosi over a new rule that allows representatives to delegate their votes to other members during the pandemic.
Federal Judge Who Denied Dallas Inmate Release Explains Rationale

Federal Judge Who Denied Dallas Inmate Release Explains Rationale

Kim Roberts May 27, 2020
After denying a request to release Dallas County inmates over coronavirus concerns, Judge Ada Brown released her opinion explaining her decision.
“Amarillo Has Turned a Corner,” Abbott Touts the City’s Coronavirus Recovery

“Amarillo Has Turned a Corner,” Abbott Touts the City’s Coronavirus Recovery

Brad Johnson May 27, 2020
The Texas panhandle has experienced a coronavirus flare-up which caused a state and federal tandem response. The governor said the situation is now under control.

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VIDEO: Dr. Robin Armstrong Explains Use of Hydroxychloroquine to Treat Coronavirus

VIDEO: Dr. Robin Armstrong Explains Use of Hydroxychloroquine to Treat Coronavirus

“It’s interesting that people have made it a political discussion — I don’t care about hydroxychloroquine either way,” said Dr. Robin Armstrong.
VIDEO: Austin Homelessness Podcast with Matt Mackowiak and Brad Johnson

VIDEO: Austin Homelessness Podcast with Matt Mackowiak and Brad Johnson

Senior Editor Drew White and Reporter Brad Johnson discuss the homelessness crisis in Austin with Matt Mackowiak, the President of Potomac Strategy Group, Chairman of the Travis County Republican Party, and, most recently, the founder of Save Austin Now.
Justin Berry, Candidate for HD 47, on The Texan’s Podcast

Justin Berry, Candidate for HD 47, on The Texan’s Podcast

Justin Berry discusses his perspective as a police officer, what his policy objectives would be if elected, as well as his favorite holiday traditions.
Congressman Roger Williams Talks Impeachment, Border Security, and China Trade Tariffs on The Texan’s Podcast

Congressman Roger Williams Talks Impeachment, Border Security, and China Trade Tariffs on The Texan’s Podcast

Rep. Roger Williams joins our podcast to discuss the impeachment inquiry, the ongoing border crisis, and the trade war with China.

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