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Emily, Reeve, Ross and Evan calculate the chances of the following: the Texas Legislature funding the state's water plan, Sen. Ted Cruz running for president, and/or any ethics bills making it to the governor's desk.
Reeve, Ross, Kate and Jay discuss the recent fertilizer plant explosion in West, Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg's recent drunk driving arrest, and a fight in the Legislature over a bill that aims to bolster transparency.
This week Evan, Ross, Emily and Ben take a look at the real — and fake — ways that candidates are trying to gain advantages before the May 29th primaries, along with an update on the GOP race for the U.S. Senate nomination.