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Texas Impact's Weekly Witness

May 26, 2023

The tax policy cliche "oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to exempt" is on point for this legislative session. This week, tax-whisperer Dick Lavine joins Scott to discuss legislation to increase property tax exemptions, including SB3 and HB5. This is the last episode of the regular session in...


May 21, 2023

Immigration and border issues have really come to the forefront in the last few weeks thanks to the news around the COVID-era Title 42 policy ending and some frankly shocking border militarization bills in the Texas Legislature. So, here to help us make sense of what is happening, is Bobby Watson, Texas Impact’s...


May 14, 2023

This week we welcome Dr. Charlie Brown, Board Member with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to talk about key reforms to Texas’ ban on abortions that are necessary to better define steps that can legally be taken to protect the lives of Texas moms. Doctors need a better legal definition, and...


May 6, 2023

This week Scott welcomes two advocates in the struggle for common sense gun control. Christina Delgado, Southwest Regional Advocacy Associate with the Community Justice Action Fund and Nicole Golden, Executive Director with Texas Gun Sense, have both been working tirelessly at the capitol this session with legislators...


Apr 28, 2023

This week we recorded in between bill hearings with Doug Lewin, President of Stoic Energy Consulting and host of the Texas Power Podcast. Renewable energy is a big part of the Texas economy. We talked to Doug about some positive advancements this legislative session and work that still needs to be done to protect...