As the President hits the road to advance the ideas laid out in his State of the Union address, local experts are weighing in. Proponents argue that increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would aid poor working Americans, but some economic researchers contend that artificially upping the minimum wage won’t help small businesses or low income Americans.

In Wednesday’s Capital Tonight, we heard different perspectives on the debate, plus we checked in on the implementation of a sweeping education law.


Harvey Kronberg of the Quorum Report joined us for an explanation of how the President’s State of the Union address intertwines with the politics of the governor’s race and more.


Property taxes have been a popular punching bag on the campaign trail. Travis County Tax Assessor/Collector Bruce Elfant joined us to explain where the tax money goes and how it is collected.