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Inside Texas Politics: Perry, Abbott and Straus

On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics: Gov. Rick Perry and the renaming of a building, Gov.-elect Greg Abbott tours the state and more on the race for speaker of the state House.

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 Executive Editor Ross Ramsey talk about the new district attorneys in Dallas, Tarrant and Bexar counties, and how that race may shape up in Travis County in 2016; a bill filed by state Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, that would force cities to reimburse the state for lost revenue from oil and gas ordinances; and Sarah Saldaña's confirmation as new head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, despite "no" votes from U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz.


Also: Why Gov. Rick Perry declined to have Texas A&M's 100-year-old Academic Building named after him; Gov.-elect Greg Abbott's tour of the state to discuss his agenda; Jason and Bud interview state Rep. Jason Villalba, R-Dallas about a bill he filed that he says will protect the free exercise of religion — not discriminate against gays, as critics claim; Jason interviews former Dallas County GOP chairman Jonathan Neerman, who says state Rep. Joe Straus, R-San Antonio is the right choice for speaker; and more.

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