Government & Public Policy

News about politics and government.

Louisa Jonas / Texas Public Radio

The new city council member-elect for District 2 in San Antonio says public safety will be a top priority.

David Martin Davies / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio City Hall is headed in a new direction.  Saturday night District 8 Councilmember Ron Nirenberg upset incumbent Mayor Ivy Taylor, after a runoff campaign that pitted Nirenberg’s promise of a more responsive, inclusive government against Taylor’s message that the city’s on strong footing with a new police contract, bond package and improved public safety.

From Texas Standard:

Have you voted yet? We're looking at you Pasadena, and you, El Paso, and you, too, San Antonio. Tomorrow there are runoff elections in all three cities. And in each city, the top job in city government is at stake.

From Texas Standard:

Austin Mayor Steve Adler released a letter yesterday addressed to “All Good People in the World” following two U.S. Senators’ call for South by Southwest to relocate their annual festival out of Texas until Senate Bill 4 is repealed or overturned by the courts.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Former FBI Director James Comey is testifying before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence this week, speaking publicly for the first time since he was fired by President Trump nearly a month ago. The Senate Committee is looking into the circumstances around Comey's dismissal and how they relate to the FBI investigation of Russian interference in the U.S. Election. The White House has given conflicting messages about the reasons for Comey's firing. Sources close to Comey say the President told Comey to shut down the Russia investigation. That's a charge that the White House denies.

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