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A Conversation With Three Incoming House Members

For our first TribLive conversation of 2011, I interviewed Larry Gonzales, R-Round Rock; Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs; and Paul Workman, R-Austin, about the Speaker's race, the budget shortfall, immigration, the Tea Party and how they and other newbies will navigate the 82nd legislative session.

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On Thursday, for our first TribLive conversation of 2011, I interviewed three incoming members of the Texas House: Larry Gonzales, R-Round Rock; Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs; and Paul Workman, R-Austin. We talked about, among other things, the House leadership battle, the looming budget shortfall, immigration, the Tea Party and how the 35 newbies elected in November will navigate what is sure to be a contentious legislative session.

I've pasted two extended video clips from the interview below: about the speaker's race and how they'll vote in tomorrow's GOP Caucus meeting (or, more accurately, why they haven't made up their minds about how they'll vote); and about the shortfall.

Video of the full interview can be found here. Audio can be found here.

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