It’s time for the week that was in Texas politics with Alex Samuels, political reporter for The Texas Tribune.
Samuels told Texas Standard Friday that the coronavirus is changing everyday life in Texas, including for some Texas lawmakers. Sen. Ted Cruz is in self-quarantine for the second time after coming into contact with another person who tested positive for COVID-19.
In other news, candidates have begun to register their candidacy for state Sen. Kirk Watson’s vacant seat. Samuels says that this is, “a pretty big seat for anyone who has the opportunity to run for it,” as state senate seat vacancies are “few and far between.”
What you’ll hear in this segment:
– More about COVID-19 testing and lawmakers in self-quarantine
– Who’s running to fill Watson’s Texas Senate seat
– Why some members of former presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg’s Texas campaign staff are upset
Written by Morgan Kuehler.