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Texas Take

Dec 20, 2018

The ascendancy of Texas Democrats in 2018 - knocking off Republicans in legislative races and making statewide races more competitive than they've been in decades - will no doubt set the tone for 2019 Legislature.

At this time two years ago, Republican leadership was focused on a Convention of States to rewrite the U.S. Constitution, a "sanctuary cities" ban, and restrictions for use of public restrooms. Now, public school funding and property taxes are at center stage.

Also this week a Texas school district was criticized for requiring a contractor to sign an agreement that they would never boycott Israel, and an investigation was closed into a state senator's alleged sexting with a grad student.

Go behind the headlines for a look at what's really going on at the Texas Capitol and in Washington with the state's #1 political podcast: The Texas Take. Join the conversation featuring Scott Braddock, editor of The Quorum Report, Texas Public Radio Capitol reporter Ryan Poppe, and Chronicle political writer Jeremy Wallace.