Government & Public Policy

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David Martin Davies / Texas Public Radio

Voter registration has reached an all-time high in Bexar County.  Elections officials are now preparing for what they hope will be a record turnout, as well.

From Texas Standard:

How are undecided Texans gearing up for their presidential pick? This is part two of a series following four voters through the last month before Election Day.

Ryan Poppe

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick says nearly 60,000 law enforcement officers are being outfitted with substandard equipment.  Patrick is pushing for an upgrade that he says will save police officers' lives.

One of the Republicans who is calling on Donald Trump to abandon his presidential bid is Rep. Will Hurd, a Republican who represents Texas’s 23rd congressional district. Hurd is also facing a tough race for re-election against Democrat Pete Gallego.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Aaron Schrank of Texas Public Radio about the race.

Marjorie Kamys Cotera / The Texas Tribune

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton got some bad news Wednesday regarding the securities fraud charges against him.

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rejected Paxton’s third attempt to get his indictment thrown out.