Patrick Hands Out Homework and Clinton Racks Up Endorsement

This week in Texas politics: Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announces four sets of interim charges for state lawmakers; Hillary Clinton tallies another endorsement from the Castro brothers; and who to watch for at this weekend’s Texas Tribune Festival.

By David BrownOctober 16, 2015 3:35 pm

We talk to Emily Ramshaweditor of the Texas Tribune, about this week in Texas politics. Though legislature’s not in session, it seems the Lt. Governor Dan Patrick is putting lawmakers to work with interim charges, especially those swirling around abortion issues, even after Planned Parenthood announced it would no longer accept compensation of fetal tissue used in research.

Also, coming off the Democratic nominee debate, Hillary Clinton appeared in San Antonio on a homecoming of sorts. She spent a few months in south Texas in the early 1970s with then-boyfriend Bill Clinton.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

-Why Patrick has given lawmakers homework with four sets of interim charges.

-After Clinton’s appearance in San Antonio, how’d she do and who’d she woo?

-The inside scoop on Texas Tribune Festival, kicking off this weekend, including who Ramshaw is most looking forward to meeting.