AudioWeekly Roundup Podcast: A Special Session Looms, Beto O’Rourke Opposes Election Reform, Places of Worship Deemed Essential

Catch up on the week's hottest stories in Texas politics with the reporting team at The Texan.
June 25, 2021
This week on The Texan’s “Weekly Roundup,” the reporting team talks through the latest details on impending special legislative sessions, Beto O’Rourke rallying in opposition to GOP election reform legislation, The Texan’s veto tracker and the bills vetoed by Governor Abbott so far, the Texas power grid going into summer, a bill designating places of worship as essential during disasters, the rhetorical battle over the border waged among gubernatorial candidates, the IRS defies a Christian group’s application for tax-exempt status, border security realities as told by a former ICE special agent, tax abatements for solar projects promising one to two jobs in return, a state representative calling for an investigation into Pornhub, and updates on how statewide races are shaping up in Texas.


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Michelle Arledge

Michelle Arledge is the Marketing Manager for The Texan. Previously, she worked as the digital marketing manager for both the Manhattan Institute and City Journal magazine in New York City. A Dallas native, Michelle graduated from Baylor University in 2016 with a degree in political science. Outside of work, Michelle spends time worshipping coffee, singing show tunes, and hanging out with her husband and their two rescue dogs.