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Texas Take


Feb 1, 2019

Abbott unveils a tax plan, secretary of state rolls back a voter list, and Cornyn gets a head start on re-election

Texas Secretary of State David Whitley continues to take heat for the way his office rolled out a list of suspected noncitizens on the state's voter rolls. As it turns out, many of the people on the list are citizens, but that didn't keep President Trump from weighing in. 

Meantime, Gov. Greg Abbott unveiled his property tax legislation, Land Commissioner George P. Bush sort of stood up to the Trump Administration for bottling up Harvey recovery money, and Sen. John Cornyn is getting a head start on running for re-election in 2020. Plus, Democratic activists are working hard to draft Beto O'Rourke to run for ... something. 

Go behind the headlines for a look at what's really going on at the Texas Capitol and in Washington with the state's No. 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.