Government & Public Policy

News about politics and government.

Gage Skidmore via Wikipedia

According to a political expert, something odd happened in the Twitter-verse Tuesday: A member of the Trump family endorsed a member of the Bush family. Donald Trump Jr. tweeted support for Land Commissioner George P. Bush’s re-election bid.

Ryan Poppe

Gov. Greg Abbott’s campaign to register mail-in ballot applications for seniors ahead of the deadline is creating costly headaches for many county election officials.  


From Texas Standard:

2018 could shape up to be a big year in the fight over partisan and racial gerrymandering. Cases involving redistricting are on the docket in the Supreme Court as well as other federal courts. And if you've ever looked at a map of Texas congressional districts, you know these court decisions will have implications in the Lone Star State.

Joey Palacios / Texas Public Radio

CPS Energy sent two of its workers to Puerto Rico to assist in overseeing operations as power is restored to the U.S. territory. Much of the island has been without electricity since Hurricane Maria hit in September.

The Story Of Houston Is The Story Of Its Highways

Jan 31, 2018

From Texas Standard:

The story of Houston is more than the history of a shipping channel, oil and gas, or the space program. It's also the story of the highways that link these industries with the people and resources that created growth. Houston highways also changed the layout of communities – relocating some neighborhoods and hemming in others.

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