A weekly look at politics in North Texas and across the state with NBC 5 political reporter Julie Fine and Gromer Jeffers of The Dallas Morning News.
Congressman Responds to Mansfield ISD Shooting; How New SCOTUS Term Impacts Texas
In the days after a school shooting in his district, U.S. Rep. Jake Ellzey (R-Waxahachie) reflects on the incident at Mansfield ISD's Timberview High School. Then, The Dallas Morning News Washington bureau chief Todd Gillman explains the latest news out of the U.S. Senate and looks ahead to the Supreme Court's fall term.
DC Democrats Continue Negotiations on Biden's Plan
U.S. Rep. Colin Allred (D-Dallas) discusses the latest negotiations in his party surrounding President Joe Biden's Build Back Better plan. Then, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson explains the city's ethics reform plan, The Dallas Morning News Austin bureau chief Bob Garrett breaks down Gov. Greg Abbott's poll numbers and Collin County Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbet on the election audit ordered by the Texas Secretary of State's office.
How Does Redistricting Impact Texans?
As the Texas legislature settles into its third special session of the year, state Sen. Beverly Powell (D-Burleson) discusses how Senate District 10 is being changed in proposed new maps and Michael Li of the Brennan Center for Justice explains how the redistricting process works. Plus, state Rep. Eddie Morales (D-Eagle Pass) on the migrant surge in Del Rio and Dallas attorney Eric Cedillo on what happens next for those removed from the camp.
Texas Legislature Begins Redistricting Special Session
As the legislature begins its third special session of the year -- this one to address redistricting -- state Sen. Royce West (D-Dallas) and state Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) discuss what's to come. Then, The Dallas Morning News Washington bureau chief Todd Gillman on the latest from the nation's capital.
Legislature Prepares for Special Session on Redistricting
In the wake of President Joe Biden's new COVID-19 vaccine plan, McKinney Mayor George Fuller shares what his city needs. Then, The Dallas Morning News' Austin bureau chief Bob Garrett on the upcoming special session, and Julie Fine has the story of a state senator who was in the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.
Texas Abortion Bill Becomes Law
One of the authors of Texas' elections and abortion bills, State. Sen Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola), discusses the new laws; U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey (D-Fort Worth) on the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the new laws in Texas; and attorney David Coale explains where the mask mandates in Texas stand after several court challenges in multiple jurisdictions.