Government & Public Policy

News about politics and government.

David Martin Davies

No 'fake news' in a wild week with fighting energy commissioners, and a $51,000 bill for an online psychic

There are weeks when no one seems happy, especially when public officials are giving them such good material to be upset about.

From Texas Standard:

Following this year's contentious regular and special sessions at the Capitol, the divide between the Legislature's upper and lower chambers couldn’t be more apparent. Many of the priorities of Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, like the hotly debated transgender bathroom bill and sanctuary cities law, didn't fly in the House.

From Texas Standard:

Put aside the current occupant of the White House for a moment and ask yourself: When was the last time a president delivered on all that was promised? If you can’t remember, then ask: Is this the fault of the candidate?  

 

Political shots as the recovery begins in earnest, with President Trump still a target for his comments about Neo-Nazis

With the recovery from Hurricane Harvey ramping up to full speed in Texas, the first political shots were fired over Washington's  approval of an initial aid package for Texas -- and why four U.S. Texas congressmen voted against it. They're all from Dallas-Fort Worth and North Texas.

Seven Flores

Tuesday's announcement by Attorney General Jeff Sessions put a timeline to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. 

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