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Government/Politics

Texas Take: Fierce New Debate Over Gun Control, Cutting Taxes

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Editor's note: Mike Ward, who appeared on this podcast, was a reporter for the Houston Chronicle whose reporting was called into question in August, 2018. Although the podcasts were primarily analysis of current events, in the interest of disclosure, we thought it wise to include this information.
 
The Houston Chronicle retracted eight reports and issued corrections in multiple others, saying they were based on fabricated information, after an outside investigation revealed 44 percent of people quoted in Ward’s stories did not appear to exist. Ward resigned earlier this year while the investigation was underway.

The worst shooting massacre in U.S. history sparks an intense new debate over gun control, including a ban on "bump stocks" that can make rifles function like an automatic weapon.

Gov. Greg Abbott shuts down complaints in Houston about the pace of Hurricane Harvey recovery by writing the Bayou City a $50 million check.

And Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to "terminate” gerrymandering.

That and more on this week's show, the lowdown on all the political action under the Pink Dome in Austin -- and what it means to average Texans.

With Mike Ward, the Houston Chronicle's Austin Bureau chief, and Scott Braddock, editor of the Quorum Report, comes Texas' leading online podcast about Lone Star politics -- now coming to you in collaboration with Texas Public Radio.