Inside Texas Politics began with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's first public remarks. Last week he said his investigation had not exonerated President Trump of obstruction of justice.
This prompt a growing number of Democrats to call for impeachment. But House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has resisted moving against Trump. United States Representative Marc Veasey, a Democrat from Fort Worth, joined host David Schechter and Bud Kennedy from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Schechter filled in for Jason Whitely.
The 86th Texas legislature adjourned last Monday, May 27, 2019. Lawmakers had some major accomplishments during the 140-day session. They overhauled public school finance and cut property taxes. The legislatures had some failures too. Texas Tribune reporter Alana Rocha joined host David Schechter to discuss who came out of the session as a winner and who was a loser.
Alana filled in for Ross Ramsey and David for host Jason Whitely.
MY VOICE, MY OPINION
The Dallas Police Chief and her command staff skipped a meeting with Dallas DA John Creuzot and the rest of the county's police chiefs. Cydney Walker, from Coffee and Politics 101, questioned the message DPD was sending in this week’s My Voice My Opinion.
Public school funding and tax reform are significant issues for taxpayers. In this 86th legislative session, lawmakers approved money for both schools and lower property taxes.
Democratic State Representative Julie Johnson-- from Carrollton – joined host David Schechter to discuss how the state plans to pay for the cuts. Schechter filled in for Jason Whitely.
More states like Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi are passing laws that restrict abortion. That topic sparked this week’s Flashpoint. From the right, Wade Emmert, former chairman of the Dallas County Republican party. And from the left, LULAC's national president Domingo Garcia.
Reporters Roundtable puts the headlines in perspective each week. Alana Rocha and Bud Kennedy returned along with Berna Dean Steptoe, WFAA’s political producer. Alana, Bud and Berna Dean joined host David Schechter to offer perspective on who and what was driving the forces behind property tax reform and school finance. The journalists also discussed Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings’ endorsement of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden.