Additionally on Inside Texas Politics: Houston’s property tax price, the Texas election audit and extra.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is hoping to develop the Republican majority within the state Senate as lawmakers redraw election maps. However how? And the place?
And, after years of Republicans eager to rid courts of frivolous lawsuits – does not the state’s new abortion legislation threaten to do the other?
These have been among the many questions Inside Texas Politics had for the lieutenant governor.
Eye on Washington
In Congress, the clock is ticking for Democrats there. Can they ever go modifications to voting rights? In the event that they do, it might require Texas to get permission earlier than altering voting districts.
How about that infrastructure invoice? After which there’s President Biden’s $3.5-trillion spending invoice. Democratic leaders have been hoping to get all of it completed this month.
Abby Livingston, the D.C. bureau chief for the Texas Tribune, joined Jason Whitely.
Houston property taxes
Harris County Choose Lina Hidalgo mentioned the property tax price the county simply slashed, what COVID would possibly appear to be this winter in Houston, and what she expects her re-election will value subsequent yr as she faces a Republican challenger.
Learn extra on her proposal right here.
Texas gubernatorial race
Gov. Greg Abbott is dealing with fierce assault advertisements proper now – and they’re coming from former Republicans.
The Lincoln Mission took on Donald Trump final yr. Now, it is focusing on two governors.
Rick Wilson, the co-founder of the Lincoln Mission, joined the most recent episode of Y’all-itics podcast to clarify why he thinks Abbott is extra harmful than Trump.
“Each Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis in Florida have change into the poster kids for this post-modern Republican Get together that believes in trolling as a substitute of governance, that believes in EuroJournal hits as a substitute of management and that’s failing totally on coping with COVID in each state,” Wilson mentioned on Y’all-itics.
Take heed to the total episode right here.
Texas election audit
Former President Donald Trump gained Texas final November. So why did he ask for – and get – an audit of election outcomes right here?
Gov. Greg Abbott mentioned the election ran easily final yr. What are the politics behind this declare in Texas?
Watch the total episode of Inside Texas Politics beneath.