AudioWeekly Roundup Podcast: Mask Mandates, Lubbock vs. Planned Parenthood, Unemployment Benefits

Catch up on the week's hottest stories in Texas politics with the reporting team at The Texan.
May 21, 2021
This week on The Texan’s “Weekly Roundup,” the reporting team talks Abbott’s most recent mask order, the City of Lubbock being sued by Planned Parenthood, the governor opting the state out of a bonus federal unemployment benefit, Texas senators opposing Biden’s response to the Israel and Hamas conflict, controversy in Southlake over social media posts by an American Airlines pilot, and the potential elimination of a fee for the LTC program.

Legislative updates on taxpayer-funded lobbying, sex-change surgery bans for minors, critical race theory, the Texas Heartbeat Act, the Star Spangled Banner Protection Act, CPS recordings, and hospital price transparency are also given.


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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.