Texas Standard for July 24, 2017

Of the 19 items on the governor’s special session agenda, 17 are already headed to the Texas senate for a vote. The House – that’s another story. We’ll have details. And: How did it happen? The deaths of at least nine people who were locked in the back of a tractor trailer in San Antonio this weekend raise concerns about the persistence of human trafficking in Texas. Also: Government by and for the donors? Why watchdogs are worried this special session is becoming a spigot for campaign contributions. Plus: The appeal of California versus the lure of Texas – migration patterns are clear, but what might this mean in political terms? Those stories and lots more today on the Texas Standard:

By Texas StandardJuly 24, 2017 11:47 am