Leland Whaley talks about a shooting at a Kroger in Collierville, Tennessee and carries that press conference. Then, he talks about the special session being called by Governor Ivey, gives an update on the COVID numbers at UAB, looks into the origins of COVID, gets multiple traffic reports, gives the latest information on booster shots, and more! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Today on the Jimmy Barrett Show:Abbott at the borderhey city slickers that's not a whip! Is she crazy? A racist? Or both? Heritage Foundations Lori Ries on how long Biden can get away with ignoring the Texas border State Rep. Steve Toth on Special Session 3.0.
On Monday's Houston Matters: We preview the third special session of the Texas Legislature, which begins today. Also this hour: We hear a lot about the health impact of COVID-19. But what about what it ends up costing patients? ER visits, hospital stays, even lost wages -- it all adds up. We examine the literal cost of COVID. Then, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued a license for a waste repository in the Permian Basin. Gov. Greg Abbott is ardently opposed to it. We learn more about what's planned and whether it's a gateway to more. And we get an update on the latest development in Houston sports.
We are pleased to welcome the new host of TASB Talks, Kay Douglas! You may know her already from her many years training school boards across Texas. We chat with Dax for a recap of the second special legislative session of 2021. Get details on bills that were passed, like virtual learning and critical race theory. We also chat about what's happening with mask mandates in schools and the upcoming special session (yes, another one). Sign up to receive TASB's Legislative Report: https://bit.ly/31q1fyK
Mississippi Today journalists Adam Ganucheau, Bobby Harrison and Geoff Pender discuss where in the process lawmakers are on passing a medical marijuana program to replace the one struck down by the Mississippi Supreme Court in May. Officials had promised a marijuana special session in August. Where are they?
Andy Beshear has called a special session to deal with COVID-19 restrictions, which were about to expire due to limits placed during the regular session of the general assembly. The Republican led legislature has put forth five bills -- Jazmin and Robert go through each and discuss what's good, and what's bad in each of them.
On Wednesday's Houston Matters: Gov. Greg Abbott has called a third special session of the Texas Legislature, beginning Sept. 20, to address redistricting and other conservative priorities. We preview the next special session and recap what legislation came out of the recently-ended second one. Also this hour: We discuss all the other state, local, and national news in our weekly political roundup. Then, is the U.S. military too big? Jeremi Suri explains why he thinks so. Suri is a public affairs and history professor at UT Austin who recently wrote a guest essay for The New York Times saying just that. And the Texans begin their new season Sunday when the team hosts the Jacksonville Jaguars at NRG Stadium. The team's kicker, Kaʻimi Fairbairn, discusses the pressures of being a kicker in the NFL.
Dr. Terry Brooks, executive director of Kentucky Youth Advocates, shares a call-to-action on priorities for kids during the 2021 special session. Look up your state Senator and Representative contact information and read our full statement about the special session at kyyouth.org.
Gov. Tim Walz said Tuesday he is rethinking plans to call a special legislative session next month, after a senior Senate Republican told a Capitol rally that he's ready to oust the state's health commissioner. The special session had been planned to approve special bonus pay for essential pandemic workers. This is an MPR News morning update for Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Hosted by Cathy Wurzer. Our theme music is by Gary Meister.
Matt and Julie talk about their plans for the upcoming season - some of them are pretty wild - and they'd love to get your feedback on how to interact better with listeners.
Mississippi Today political reporters Bobby Harrison and Geoff Pender discuss medical marijuana with Sen. Kevin Blackwell, R-Southaven, who has been leading the negotiations with Rep. Lee Yancey, R-Brandon, in hopes of reaching a compromise between the two legislative chambers on the issue.
Weekly Witness, featuring Rep. Donna Howard for our Weekly Word segment as well as Bee Moorhead and Josh Houston to discuss current events in the second special session of the Texas Legislature.
From School Districts to Lawmakers, Chris Salcedo Show the defiance of the left is rampant. districts are defying orders that prohibits them from issuing mask mandates, and Texas lawmakers are still hiding out in D.C. instead of being in Special Session. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
State lawmakers are heading home after wrapping up a special session yesterday; Hopewell Public Schools is making plans to expand virtual learning in response to over three dozen confirmed COVID-19 cases among students and staff; Governor Ralph Northam is asserting local school districts must adopt mask mandates; and other local news stories.
Both chambers convened at noon Saturday for a second overtime round ordered by Gov. Greg Abbott. The first 30-day stretch ended in an impasse after House Democrats left the state to block a controversial GOP elections bill.
Gov. Greg Abbott is following through on his promise and called a second special session of the Texas Legislature. Gov. Abbott included all the items from the first session, including the election integrity bill and the transgender sports bill, and added some, including changing the quorum rules so the Democrats can't pull this stunt again! But why bother if the Democrats won't show up to do business? Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick joins Rick and says that unlike the Dems, Republicans were elected to do a job, and they'll show up to do that job! Hear what else the Lt. Gov. of the Great State of Texas has to say about Special Session 2.0 on The Rick Roberts Show on NewsTalk 820 WBAP...(Photo Courtesy of WFAA) See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In this week's episode, Matthew speaks with Cassi, Jolie and Patrick about the law enforcement presence at the border and Democrats' and Republicans' next moves as the special session wraps up.
Lawmakers returned to Richmond yesterday for a special session of the General Assembly; A new Marcus Alert system is one of the measures being discussed in the special session; US Representative Abigail Spanberger is seeking $1 million in federal funds to help build a detox center in Henrico County; and other local news stories
Lawmakers return to the Capitol next week for a special session to spend federal stimulus money and appoint judges to an expanded appeals court. Richmond Times Dispatch columnist Jeff Schapiro and Michael Pope break it all down for us in a new weekly conversation about Virginia politics and government.
Governor Abbott calls Texas Congressmen and women back to Austin to close out unfinished business. With a list of controversial issues, the Nation is watching to see what our state legislature decides on issues like voter restrictions, transgender high school athletes, and actions against social media platforms.Connect with Andrea on IG: @andrea.s.turnerConnect with Austin on IG: @the_dallas_lawyerCheck out #LAWYERED on IG: @hash_tag_lawyered
On Wednesday's Houston Matters: One day after more than 50 Texas House Democrats broke quorum by fleeing the state in an effort to block voter restrictions being considered in the legislature, the remaining members of the House voted to send for them -- and have them arrested if necessary. We get an update as the walkout continues. Also this hour: We discuss the Democratic walkout at the Texas Legislature and all the latest news in our weekly political roundup. And local sleep expert Dr. Sudha Tallavajhula of UTHealth and Memorial Hermann answers listener questions.
On Monday's Houston Matters: We learn what happened over the weekend during the special session of the Texas Legislature as bills addressing voting and bail reform moved forward. Plus: We discuss what we do and do not know about an FBI investigation into the Harris County Precinct 1 Constable's Office in connection with allegations from current and former female deputies being pressed into participating in undercover “bachelor party stings.” An attorney representing the women who filed a lawsuit in May confirmed the FBI investigation on Thursday. Also this hour: Firefighters responded to a transformer fire at a CenterPoint substation in northwest Houston late last week. We hear more details from City Councilwoman Amy Peck, who represents the area. Then, we offer you another chance to vent about your pet peeves about life in Greater Houston. And we get an update on Houston sports from Cody Stoots, co-host of the sports podcast In the Group Chat.
Texas lawmakers will convene in Austin again this week after Gov. Greg Abbott unveiled a lengthy list of mostly red meat topics for them to address in the first of what could be several special sessions. This happens as Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick moves away from some of the more controversial proposals in an elections bill that was killed by Democrats in the regular session. Connect with Scott Braddock, editor of The Quorum Report and Houston Chronicle political writer Jeremy Wallace. Support the show: https://offers.houstonchronicle.com/?offerid=125&origin=newsroom&ipid=podcast See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.