From Lt. Governor David Dewhurst’s campaign woes to possible funding shortfalls for TxDOT, our Reporter Roundtable breaks down this week in state politics.

In Friday’s show we were joined by Aman Batheja from the Texas Tribune, Christy Hoppe from The Dallas Morning News, and Scott Braddock from the Quorum Report.


Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples also stopped by to talk about his new book, “Broken Borders, Broken Promises.” We asked him for his take on the latest immigration proposals out of Washington.

And we’ve seen plenty of groups lobbying for more funding at the State Capitol. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is among them. With a better budget forecast and some major support from key lawmakers, state park officials are hopeful they’ll see more this session.

Click the image below to see Friday night’s full episode.