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Inside Texas Politics: A Consequential Governor

On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics, talk turns to Gov. Rick Perry's legacy, the continuing border surge, the speaker's race in the state House, President Obama's immigration proclamation, and more.

Texas Tribune political reporter Jay Root on WFAA-TV's "Inside Texas Politics" on Nov. 23, 2014.

On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics, host Jason Whitely, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Bud Kennedy and Tribune political reporter Jay Root talk about the border surge mandated last summer. Even as the the more expensive National Guard component winds down, the beefed-up Department of Public Safety presence could extend at least into late summer of next year.

Also: Gov. Rick Perry's legacy is discussed —  his longest-ever reign as governor of Texas was both colorful and consequential; Jason talks with Cathie Adams, president of the Eagle Forum, labeled, along with other Tea Party leaders, as "goons" by state Rep. Jason Villalba last week; Jason and Bud interview Dallas ISD board president Miguel Solis about positive and negative developments in that troubled, scandal-ridden school district; President Obama's immigration proclamation last week is examined; and more.

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