On this week's edition of WFAA-TV's Inside Texas Politics with host Jason Whitely, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Bud Kennedy and Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey talk about some state Republicans' rhetoric after recent gay marriage and immigration rulings — will their celebrations now make them seem out of touch in the future?
Also: Bud and Jason talk to Alexis Bortell, a nine-year-old who suffers from epilepsy. Therapeutic oils found in marijuana offer effective treatment of her condition, but medicinal use is illegal in Texas, forcing the family to split. Alexis and her mother will move to Colorado; her father says he'll stay in Texas to try and see the law changed. State Rep. Stephanie Klick, R-Fort Worth, has introduced one such bill in the Legislature. She handicaps its chances of passage and explains why it is so narrowly written.
Ross talks about Gov. Greg Abbott's inclusion of ethics reform among the five "emergency" items he wants the Legislature to take up, and state Sen. Konni Burton's announcement she won't receive visits from lobbyists employed by publicly funded agencies; WFAA's John McCaa interviews U.S. Trade Rep. Michael Froman, who visited North Texas last week; and the ruling staying President Obama's executive order on immigration by a federal judge in Brownsville is debated from the left and right.