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Listen In, Lubbock: Recapping The Third Special Session

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Texas’ third special session ended on October 18. Among Gov. Greg Abbott's priorities for what was possibly the final special session were redrawing voting maps, restricting transgender student athletes and limiting COVID-19 mandates. What passed and what did not? That's what we'll discuss on this episode of Listen in, Lubbock.

Guest:

Haya Panjwani, breaking news reporter and legislative fellow for The Texas Newsroom

Helpful Links:

Texas has new political maps. See which districts your home is in—from the Texas Tribune.

With Redistricting, Texas GOP Works To Cement Its Power Despite Changing Demographics—from KERA

Houston And Austin Could Gain Texas' 2 New Congressional Seats — But What About Rural Districts?—from KERA

Texas legislators pass most — but not all — of Abbott’s priorities in final flurry of lawmaking—from KERA

North Texas is ground zero for looming fight over how to draw legislative, congressional boundaries—from Dallas Morning News

Kaysie Ellingson is the News Director for Texas Tech Public Media. She comes to Lubbock after living in Anchorage, Alaska, working as a documentary producer for Alaska Public Media. Prior to working in public media, Kaysie earned her master's degree in journalism from the University of Southern California with an emphasis in documentary production.
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