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TribLive: Three Veteran Democrats on the 82nd Session

At Thursday's TribLive conversation, I interviewed three veteran lawmakers — state Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, state Rep. Sylvester Turner, D-Houston, and state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio — about how they and their Democratic colleagues fared this session.

Texas Democratic legislators (l to r) State Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, State Rep. Sylvester Turner, D-Houston, and Stat...

At Thursday's TribLive conversation, I interviewed three veteran lawmakers — state Sen. Rodney Ellis, D-Houston, state Rep. Sylvester Turner, D-Houston, and state Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio — about how they and their Democratic colleagues fared this session. We touched on, among other topics, the fate of sanctuary cities legislation, the influence of outside groups and whether GOP leaders in the House and Senate treated the minority party fairly. Three extended clips from the interview are attached below. Full audio can be found here; full video can be found here.

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