Inside Texas Politics (3/18/18)

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Inside Texas Politics began with the student-led campaign for tighter gun laws. Thousands walked out of school last week and nation-wide marches are planned. Texas is a strong “gun-rights” state, but can all these kids move lawmakers to make changes? State Representatives Democrat Nicole Collier (D-Fort Worth) and Ron Simmons (R-Carrollton) answered that question. They joined host David Schechter, in for Jason Whitely, and Bud Kennedy of the Star-Telegram.

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Last week, a federal appeals court ruled in favor of SB-4, Texas’ Sanctuary City Law. Dallas and other major cities sued arguing that the law is preempted by federal immigration law and violates the Constitution. Ross Ramsey, the co-founder and executive editor of the Texas Tribune, explained the ruling. Ross also talked about Texas Democrats’ blue wave in Dallas County and what it means for November. He joined host David Schechter, in for Jason Whitely.

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