We talk with Glen Smith about Texas. Glen is from Progress Texas, and is familiar with the politics of Texas.
We discuss the conflict between Republicans and Democrats in the Texas Legislature. This conflict has most recently come to view when the Democrats left the Chamber to deny the Republicans a quorum when voting on the highly restrictive voting bill the Republicans are ramming through. The governor has cut off funding for the legislature as a result, in effect "vetoing" the Legislature. Court cases are likely to follow.
Part 2: We discuss with Robert Hockett, of the Cornell Law School, and with Bill Curry, former aide to Bill Clinton, the effect of the climate change on setting priorities in any kind of infrastructure bill. How will such a bill be debated? Should there be a public debate?