March 10 marked the deadline for filing bills in the 2023 Texas legislative session, and state lawmakers are gearing up to discuss property taxes, school safety and other issues that have emerged as high-priority agenda items for the House and Senate. What bills are expected to cause friction, and what might the session’s key outcomes be?
At this Baker Briefing, experts took stock of the major policy issues facing Texas legislators this spring. They also explored the state’s changing political dynamics, including tensions within factions of the state Republican Party and Democrats’ strategy under new House caucus chair Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer.
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About Baker Briefing
Baker Briefing is a podcast that tackles the most critical foreign and domestic policy issues of the day in conversations with experts at the Baker Institute for Public Policy. Hosted by the Honorable David M. Satterfield, director of the Baker Institute, each episode is recorded in front of a live audience at Rice University in Houston, Texas.
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Renée D. Cross
Senior Executive Director, Hobby School of Public Affairs and Lecturer, Political Science, University of Houston
The Honorable Edward M. Emmett
Fellow in Energy and Transportation Policy, Baker Institute; Former Harris County Judge
Mark Jones, Ph.D.
Fellow in Political Science, Baker Institute; Joseph D. Jamail Chair in Latin American Studies and Political Science Professor, Rice University
The Honorable David M. Satterfield
Director, Baker Institute and Edward P. Djerejian Center for the Middle East; Former Ambassador to Lebanon and Turkey