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Inside Texas Politics: Breakfast Blowup

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 last week's "breakfast blowup."

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 last week's "breakfast blowup," when a weekly meeting attended by Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, House Speaker Joe Straus and Comptroller Glenn Hegar turned testy, exposing rifts not only between top state leaders, but also between the House and Senate, which have to reconcile very different tax cuts in their budgets or face the prospect of a long, hot summer.

Also: State Sen. Royce West, D-Dallas, on his bill requiring body cams on state police; Jason and Bud sit down with top Republican and Democrat strategists; Ross talks about the pitfalls in proposed ethics reform; a new book about the Clinton's wealth is discussed from the left and right; and in the Reporters' Roundtable, more on that breakfast, compromise on the open carry bills and Sen. Ted Cruz's gay marriage stance.

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