Inside Texas Politics (8/4)

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by JIM DOUGLAS

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Posted on August 4, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Updated Sunday, Aug 4 at 9:54 AM

The union representing Fort Worth police officers is fighting to stop budget cuts for the department. But with the city facing a budget gap approaching $50 million, something has to give.

We'll ask Mayor Betsy Price about that, and see what else is on her mind.

Would a comprehensive bill that includes a pathway to citizenship add to problems Americans already are experiencing? Immigration reform is the topic of tea party activist Katrina Pierson in this week's "My Voice, My Opinion" segment.

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is ready to shut down the federal government to de-fund Obamacare. What would a government shutdown do for Cruz, and how are his actions affecting senior Texas Sen. John Cornyn? That's the issue being debated on "Flashpoint."

And on "Reporter Roundtable," is U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's motion to put Texas back under the Voting Rights Act a gift to State Attorney General Greg Abbott in his campaign for governor?

E-mail jdouglas@wfaa.com

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