Politics and poetry by Skip Tenczar
They gave Greene a standing ovation
For her concocted verbal machination.
But with the crazy things she’s said,
Like wanting the House Speaker dead,
The Dems will give her more than probation.
Part One: Scott Braddock editor of the Quorum Report, the voice of TX, the dean of the Austin Press Corps
The Texas legislature is meeting this year, to determine its priorities and policies for the next two years. The meeting window is 140 days. Members are taking two-week breaks during this period.
Texas is reopening everything, to attempt to stem losses from sales tax losses during shutdowns. However the budget is dependent on the assumption that the stimulus money from Biden’s proposal will arrive, despite Republicans’ opposition to it.
We discuss Governor Abbott's Legislative Priorities. There is also discussion about the legality of Alan West’s election to lead the Texas Republican Party.
Part 2: Bill Curry, former advisor to Bill Clinton, progressive writer and one of the leaders of the Nuclear Freeze movement, two-time candidate for governor of Connecticut chats with us about what Trump’s influence is likely to be in future.
The Republican party has taken the position that the impeachment trial is unconstitutional. However, the only government body to have the power of deciding the appropriateness of the impeachment trial is the Senate, which is divided. We ask senators the questions: Do you love your country enough to tell the truth about Trump?
We also discuss the need for an indexed living wage, and a public option for health care. We also need to approach issues in a non-partisan vs. bi-partisan fashion.