The Year in Texas Politics

What were some of the biggest political stories of this year?

By Emily DonahueDecember 24, 2015 11:41 am

It’s no secret that Texas politics can be a circus. This year we had stories like the state’s abortion regulations dominating the news cycle for week. The controversy over Planned Parenthood allegedly selling fetal tissue for stem cell research.

We had the Sandra bland case and the call for mental health reforms for jail standards. There’s former Gov. Rick Perry dropping out of the presidential bid. Not to mention, all the hispandering politicians have been doing leading up to the primaries.

Walking us through the tops Texas news in politics for 2015 is Emily Ramshaw, editor at the Texas Tribune.

What you’ll hear in this segment:

– The Rise of Ted Cruz and the demise of Rick Perry

– The dynamic between Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick

– What Speaker of the House Joe Straus has been up to