Education reform advocates rallied at the south steps of the Capitol Monday, calling for the use of state money for non-public schools in the form of vouchers and scholarships. Last session, lawmakers passed reforms that expanded charter schools across the state, but funding for vouchers failed to pass.

In Monday’s Capital Tonight, we analyzed how the “School Choice” movement could shape education in Texas.

ABSENT CHALLENGER

Harvey Kronberg of the Quorum Report joined us to talk about U.S. Rep. Steve Stockman, who missed 17 House votes during an unexplained absence from Congress. He also weighed in on the coming debate between San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and lieutenant governor candidate Dan Patrick.

FOLLOWING THE MONEY

Both Greg Abbott and Wendy Davis have seen a surge in donations in the race for governor, but the two have developed very different fundraising networks.

We spoke to Craig McDonald of Texans for Public Justice about where the campaign cash is coming from.