Next Texas Legislative Session An ‘Open Runway’ for Republicans

This week in Texas politics with the Texas Tribune.

By Rhonda FanningNovember 25, 2016 9:30 am, ,

It’s time to talk about the week that was in Texas politics. Emily Ramshaw, editor-in-chief of the Texas Tribune, spoke with the Standard today to talk about what’s been going on across the state.

The 85th Legislature will be in session this January and many lawmakers are already filing bills across a range of issues. But is there anything that particularly stands out this time around?

“I think what is standing out to me this year is that we aren’t seeing many too much different legislation,” Ramshaw says. “What we are seeing is an open runway for Republicans. No matter what they pass this year they have a Republican Congress, they have a Republican president, so I think they are feeling they have an opportunity to flex their muscles.”

What you’ll hear in this segment:

-What to expect from Texas’ 85th Legislature session

-How Republicans and Democrats are approaching legislation post-election

-Where to participate in the Texas Tribune’s daylong symposium previewing the 85th Legislative Session