While lawmakers squabble over funding for everything from education to state parks, proponents of legalized gambling say the solution is simple.

Others, including many women, rallied at the Capitol Friday sought to direct lawmakers’ attention to the issues of domestic violence and sexual assault. They were hoping to avoid cuts to victims’ services funded by the state.  

 
Broken promises

Rep. Mark Strama spoke about education cuts from last session and the demands of the No Child Left Behind Act. He also gave his take on the experiences of incoming freshmen this session, compared to those of two years ago. 

 
Reporter Roundtable
Paul Brown sat down with Tim Eaton from The Austin American-Statesman, Peggy Fikac of the Houston Chronicle and the San Antonio Express-News and Chris Tomlinson from Associated Press to discuss the week in state politics.
  
Fact-checking Perry’s California trip

Finally, Gardner Selby from the The Austin American-Statesman and PolitiFact Texas stopped by Friday to discuss an editorial attack on Gov. Perry published in The Sacramento Bee. Click the image below to view Friday’s full episode.