Secession Chatter, School Finance at the Texas Republican Convention

This week in Texas politics with the managing editor of the Texas Tribune.

By Rhonda FanningMay 13, 2016 1:36 pm| ,

Friday already, in a busy week for Texas politics. As you may have heard, the Texas Republican Convention is going on – plenty to talk about there. Time for a recap of the week with Texas Tribune managing editorAyan Mittra.

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick called the Obama Administration’s guidelines for transgender bathroom access a “come and take it” moment. Speaking of which – has secession come up yet?

“That’s always going to be a part of the talk, and this week, while the Republicans are having their convention, that’s certainly going to be a topic of discussion as they discuss their platform,” Mittra says. “I don’t know how serious they’ll take it on the platform debate.”

What you’ll hear in this interview:
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Looking ahead at the school finance ruling
– Reactions to Obama’s transgender bathroom guidelines
– A Texan on the Supreme Court? Maybe