Two years ago, Mayor Ivy Taylor surprised many political observers by defeating then-State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte to win her first mayoral election. This year, Taylor surprised many political observers again, this time, in the other direction.
Some had predicted she would win without a runoff, but she finished with a disappointing 42 percent while challenger Ron Nirenberg polled a surprising 37 percent. With the runoff election about three weeks away, Taylor joins Rick Casey in the studio to talk about the race.
Ross Ramsey, executive editor of the Texas Tribune, joins Rick Casey from Austin to discuss the possible politics of deliberately not passing a budget during the legislative session.
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