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Inside Texas Politics: Mother, May I?

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 turns to spending caps and constitutional amendments.

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, Ross breaks down the quandary faced by state legislators this session — they've got money they need to spend, and tax cuts they've promised to make, but the state Constitution leaves them with two choices: vote to bust the spending cap, or ask voters to change the Constitution. 

Also: Jason and Bud talk to freshman state Sen. Don Huffines, R-Dallas, about local vs. state control; the University of Texas System regents have three candidates for president of UT-Austin in mind, but no clear frontrunner; the odd politics of last week's vote to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security is debated from the left and right; Jason, Bud and Ross talk about U.S. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, and her vote on Homeland Security; state Rep. David Simpson's surprising-to-some stance on legalizing marijuana; red light cameras in Arlington; Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price; and more.

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