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Inside Texas Politics began with Republican U.S. Representative Michael Burgess (TX-16th District). Rep. Burgess talked about the Right To Try Act, a new federal law that allows patients to try drugs that the FDA has yet to approve. He also discussed whether Congress should finally reconsider cannabis. He joined host Jason Whitely and Bud Kennedy of the Star-Telegram.%INLINE%

STATEWIDE
It has been almost ten months since Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston area. Now, school administrators are in a growing disagreement with Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath over how annual state ratings should be given to campuses affected by Harvey. Ross Ramsey, co-founder and executive editor of the Texas Tribune, discussed what's behind the dispute. He also talked about Senator Ted Cruz taking a swing at challenger Beto O’Rourke’s mother. Ross joined host Jason Whitely. %INLINE%

MY VOICE, MY OPINION
There are a lot of ways to describe American politics today. However, civil probably isn’t one most people would use. Ed Gray, from the Commish Radio Show, gives his take on the level of political discourse in this week’s My Voice, My Opinion.%INLINE%

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Starting June 11, 2018, a group of Texas senators will meet in Austin to debate how to make Texas schools safer before the students return this fall. Republican State Senator Don Huffines is one of the members of that Senate Select Committee. He joined host Jason Whitely to discuss what he believes will be accomplished.%INLINE%

FLASHPOINT
Last week, the Tea Party had its own issue with Governor Greg Abbott's 40-point plan for school safety. However, this week’s Flashpoint debated the partisan points of what Governor Abbott proposed. From the right, Mark Davis of 660AM The Answer. And from the left, author and producer - Katie Sherrod.%INLINE%

ROUNDTABLE
Reporters Roundtable puts the headlines in perspective each week. Host Jason, Bud and Ross returned along with Berna Dean Steptoe, WFAA's political producer. The three discussed the Tea Party's unhappiness with Governor Greg Abbott's school safety plan. They also looked at the Supreme Court ruling in the same-sex wedding cake case, and the federal government's plan to house thousands of immigrant children in Texas military bases.%INLINE%