Texas Sues The Federal Government, Again

The week in Texas politics with the editor-in-chief of the Texas Tribune.

By Rhonda FanningMay 27, 2016 8:35 am

Another Friday, another look at the week in Texas politics. Emily Ramshaw, editor-in-chief at the Texas Tribune, swings by to chat Texas lawsuits against the federal government.

A school district in northern Texas, near the Oklahoma border, in part of a lawsuit instigated by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton against the bathroom directive put forth by the Obama administration meant to preserve protections for students to use the bathroom that reflects their gender identity, rather than their gender assigned at birth. But the suit didn’t start with the school district itself.
“It started with the AG’s office, shopping this around,” Ramshaw says, “saying, Which one of you wants to take this up?… A Wichita Falls school district had been asked previously by the AG’s office, about ten days prior, and they said, No thank you.”

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– Who wrote the Harrold ISD policy and who from the Attorney General’s office visited their school district meetings

– What happened in the state’s runoffs, including the outcome of the State Board of Education runoffs featuring a controversial figure from East Texas

– The motivation behind the Trump-Sanders proposed debate