AudioWeekly Roundup Podcast: Governor’s Race Fundraising, School Choice Hearings, $300 Million Austin Subsidy

Catch up on the week's hottest stories in Texas politics with the reporting team at The Texan.
July 29, 2022
This week on The Texan’s “Weekly Roundup,” the team discusses the countdown to Texas’ abortion trigger ban, fundraising data from Greg Abbott and Beto O’ Rourke in the governor’s race, Parker County Commissioners Court declaring an invasion, the Fifth Circuit upholding Texas’ ban on mask mandates, Abbott promoting the federal CHIPS Act, a border agent sentenced for smuggling cocaine, how lagging development in petroleum refineries contributes to high gas prices, the amount of cash neighboring states and tribes pull in with legal gambling, Abbott renewing a disaster drought declaration, the support for school choice within a Texas House committee, lieutenant governor candidate Mike Collier’s strong words against school choice, and a $300 million subsidy proposal from the City of Austin.

Plus — the staff says goodbye to and celebrates a reporter and his last week with the team before he leaves to pursue a PhD.

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McKenzie DiLullo

McKenzie DiLullo serves as Senior Editor and resident plate-spinner for The Texan. Previously, she worked as State Representative Kyle Biedermann’s Capitol Director during the 85th legislative session before moving to Fort Worth to manage Senator Konni Burton’s campaign. In her free time, you might find her enjoying dog memes, staring at mountains, or proctoring personality tests.