Government & Public Policy

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection has sent letters to 67 Rio Grande Valley landowners, requesting permission to survey their land as a possible site for a border wall. But congressional leaders believe that it could be decades before any work begins.


From Texas Standard.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a 28-year-old political newcomer, socialist and former campaign organizer for Bernie Sanders, beat her primary opponent in a primary race in New York. Her victory over Joe Crowley, the fourth-highest ranking Democrat in the House, came as a shock to some.

Ryan E. Poppe

In less than 3 weeks, voters living in Senate District 19 will choose a new state senator to follow Carlos Uresti, who resigned following his 11 count federal conviction on charges, ranging from fraud to money laundering.


Ryan E. Poppe

The start of 2019 legislative session is just around the corner, and state agencies are developing their two-year budgets. But during the planning process, those agencies also have to figure out how they might cut their budgets.


From Texas Standard.

“Young people get arrested for two reasons: they do not know what the law is, and they do not stop to think about the consequences of their actions.”

That bit of wisdom comes from the back cover of a book called “What Every Teen Should Know About Texas Law.” Originally written in the early 1990s by the late L. Jean Wallace, an attorney in Lubbock, the book was recently updated by a new author.

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