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Tribcast: Beto O'Rourke's debate performance and the drama rocking the Texas House speaker's office

In this edition of the TribCast, Emma talks to Patrick, Matthew, Cassi and Jolie about Beto O’Rourke’s debate performance, the accusations shaking up the Texas House speaker’s office and what Texas lawmakers really knew about how their new hemp bill would impact marijuana prosecutions.

House Speaker Dennis Bonnen adjourns sine die from the dais on May 27, 2019.


The Texas Tribune put this podcast on hiatus in August 2023 due to staffing changes in the newsroom. The TribCast was The Texas Tribune’s weekly political podcast, hosted by Matthew Watkins and featuring a rotating cast of editors, reporters and other guests.

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