Fort Worth is closing its budget gap, in part, by removing dozens of vacant positions in the police department. And there are dozens more jobs still vacant. Will public safety suffer? Host Jim Douglas asks Fort Worth Police Chief Jeff Halstead about these and other issues.
On Flashpoint: If State Sen. Wendy Davis jumps into the governor's race, can she gather a coalition of women, Hispanic and African-American voters on her side? Will she be able to build a grand coalition that finally turns Texas blue? Or is she too radical on abortion? From the right, Mark Davis of 660 AM The Answer, and from the left, former Democratic state representative Domingo Garcia.
Columnist Bud Kennedy of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram examines how Attorney General Greg Abbott could lose his bid for the Republican gubernatorial race by focusing on the past instead of the future in this week's My Voice, My Opinion segment.
And on Reporter Roundtable: Attorney General Greg Abbott boasts about suing the Obama administration 28 times. Why is he now siding with the administration against the American Airlines-US Airways mega-merger?
Plus, Gov. Rick Perry is facing possible charges of coercion and abuse of office. How might this affect a possible run for president?
Dallas Morning News political writer Gromer Jeffers and News Austin bureau chief Christy Hoppe join WFAA's Jim Douglas to discuss the issues.