This Week in Texas Politics: Sanctuary Cities, Medicaid Funding & Another Live Debate

Catch up on “improper immigration holes” in Dallas county, the Texas showdown with Planned Parenthood, and how Republican nomination candidates for president handled the CNBC debate.

By Alain StephensOctober 30, 2015 5:12 pm, ,

It’s been quite the week for Texas politics: Gov. Greg Abbott says no more to sanctuary cities, the feds have jumped into Texas’ crack down on planned parenthood, and Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz wins debate by TKO, while Jeb Bush has the money — but maybe not the power — to stay afloat.

Emily Ramshaw, editor of the Texas Tribune, explains this week’s developments with the Standard.

Earlier this week, Governor Abbott sent a letter admonishing the Dallas County Sheriffs Department for conducting proper immigration holds.

“The sheriff Lupe Valdez says that’s not happening and she’s followed all ICE — Immigration and Customs Enforcement — rules so far, but she trying to sort of make her own rules on under what circumstances offenders can be let go,” Ramshaw says.

In this segment, you’ll learn: 

– How the Governor’s office is addressing the case,

– The federal government’s take on Texas’ move to cut Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood, and

– How Jeb Bush’s campaign may adjust after the most recent GOP debate.

Listen to the full interview in the player above.