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"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

Other Side of Texas

04:13 min | 1 year ago

"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

"One of the interesting components to every one of these that I've seen is that all of them are put together in a way where the legislature wouldn't decide all the legislature would do is put the idea in front of voters and let voters decide and a constitutional amendment. Push come to shove, it'd be the voters making the decision. Ross Ramsey executive editor of the texture Muniz. We carry long interior long here on the program. One other thing I wanted to ask you about here. Ross is some of the secrets of Texas government aren't supposed to be secrets. That's your headline there. Tell us about open government in what's happening, and what people need to be concerned about here. Texas used to have on the books. One of the best open record laws. Open government Bessette of open government laws in the country. Florida's sort of noted for their where they call their sunshine laws of Texas had a great settle laws and a couple of supreme court decisions over the last two years have carved into them and to. Federal level at state level and the sexist supreme court one of them's called the Boeing decision. And it's about you know, when you've got a government contractor how much of what the government contractor does with state funds on state projects is public, and how much of it is trade secrets that that corporation can hold, you know, hold close not show, the public and the court ruled broadly speaking, the court ruled in favor of the corporation, keeping their trade secrets, and it had the effect of making a lot of things that were public information before private information that the public doesn't get the see. So you've got state money or taxpayer money being used for, you know, government uses basically that have been privatized, and you can't really see what's being done with the money. How much people are paying for this without of the other thing because of the private interests of the corporation that one the biz that's the Boeing there's another one called. The greater Houston partnership decision. It's an economic development thing in Houston, and they get some public funding. And so the question was how much of what the greater Houston partnership. Does you know, this is for corporate relocations expansions and things like that? How much of their stuff is public. They get public funds at oughta be public. It went to the spring court. And the supreme court said, basically, if you don't get enough of your funding that it's critical from the public than what you're doing is not public in the case of the greater Houston partnership. I think eight percent of their funding came from government entities courts. That's not enough. They can keep their secrets, and it put another whole any open government act to a couple of bills. This time in the house and the Senate they tried him last year, they can get them through their trying him again that would, you know, basically repair the open government laws, and you know, we're just gonna watch to go along here. So as you watching along Rossier? Four decades in here, are you concerned about this. Are there fixes it can be made that would would help us return back to the top of open meetings laws in the country. Yeah. I think you know, it depends on where you are on this stuff. I mean, everybody has you know, everybody gets an opinion on this. You could argue and people do that, you know, the stuff in the Boeing decision was correct. And they open government laws went too far. You can argue that you know, you can't do that kind of economic development. If is the behind the scenes, but you can also look at these things, and you know, these things were related you're saying on one hand that voters need to be able to roll back taxes or get an automatic election. When the city council or their county commission is raising taxes, you know, the cities in the county say, well, look, you can watch us, and you can unelected us if we do something wrong, and that's true. If they are running transparent government than you could see into what the city is doing and what the county's doing the problem with taking down transparency laws and honoring privacy, you know, among governments and the businesses that deal with governor..

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"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

Other Side of Texas

04:43 min | 1 year ago

"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

"That knows how to make small business a bigger deal. Only her this tax history has in place. This out of Texas Justice rules case, they don't like it love it. They say we're all round all the Saab tits. All's re rule, and we do roll along here on your other Saad, Texas, Jay west, Texas. Lease. We kick off another episode here of the program. Glad you're tuning in. I'm grinning ear to ear that you'd be here with this from the studios or buddy Holly, but came famous today, we have Ross Ramsey coming up, and then our friend might bizarre. Ross Ramsey of the Texas Tribune, it is budget day in the Texas house, which means that they could go late late into the night and early morning debating the budget, and what you need to know about the budget, and whether or not you knew that they were debating a budget. Why that? Matters. And what they're talking about. What's at the center of the debate? Also Ross Ramsey gonna talk to us about a couple of other issues while property tax relief may not be for all Texas tax payers property tax, quote, unquote, relief is the way I would edit the headline, and then some of the secrets of Texas government aren't supposed to be secrets open meetings acts in one that matters. It's always bothersome to me that you know, it like it my birthday party. There were couple of city council people there if there were a believe four city council people there, then that would be a Corum in how cool would that be at your birthday party to have a quorum? But what's not cool is that four people could be talking about something in make arrangements for something. So that the meeting itself is really? Not a meeting. It's formalized. What was not discussed in public? But was the baited disgust hash through in private. That's a big deal. Ross Ramsey's gonna get in with that in. Then we'll have our friend, Mike Petar. So that I can put on my tinfoil hat. Another addition a temporal hat here on the program, man. I'm just getting over toll, sir. That was that was quite a trip with some great folks in really enjoyed my time out there in the NCWA tournament in folks, I'm gonna tell you I'm really worn out right now. I've said before in a a make a little add on the show about it. But started as a real estate agent, the not realtor guy, but more working with commercial properties in. The only thing I can think to liken it to is eating the big Texan in that. You just sit down and you take a bite at a time. And and I'll finish it just like I did the big Texan twice. But you learn it, and you do it and you keep on learning and doing and doing and learning and it's like anything else luck favors those who put forward the effort in and things are beginning to come together there and really fortunate to be in the place that I am in. Appreciate those who've reached out to me to help them with. They're industrial commercial. I don't wanna make an ad here. I've just sitting down at the end of a long day thinking holy cow. Where did the time go before other side at Texas kicks off a whole lot of fun? They're, you know, something that I talk about pretty often is the gun in the middle. And it's the guy in the middle that I pay attention to politics. I always say that I'm a west Texas can win on a rant yesterday about the Lubbock county Republican party. Which you know is the reds porn of America right here on the Texas cap rock and yet fifty to seventy five people show up for the annual meetings. And there's a reason for that. And the reason is not that people are disinterested. Obviously, they're very interested..

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"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

Other Side of Texas

04:09 min | 1 year ago

"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

"You know, all of these bills and all of the other bills that are being filed on the legislature and their thousands already involve senators and house members in the best sense kind of trading with each other. Can you work with me on this? I need help on that you need help on this other thing, it's a collaborative enterprise. And you know, there are a lot of things where you know, Senator from El Paso might not care. What's going on in Morello Morello Senator might not care really about what's going on in Dallas? But their friend from one of those places is asking them for help. And there's a conversation that goes on all the time. That's kind of what you know. That's what they're doing on the floor. They're milling around talking to each other. You know, feeling each other out can I do this for you? I can't afford to do I can help you with this. I can't help you with that. That's kind of what happens when you introduce a bad relationship into that messes everything up, and it's not just that the Lieutenant governor and the Senator from Merill. Aren't getting along. It's that every other Senator when they're dealing with those two has to have this other fight in mind while they're talking about their business. So I would like to have Cal Seliger's vote on this Bill, but I have to wonder if I'm talking to Cal Seliger about it. And I'm negotiating my, someway, getting cross ways with the Lieutenant governor who's help I need on this other thing over here. It just complicates things. And is as things get more comp more complex as you go into a legislative session. Those kinds of sour relationships really begin to tell you know, a great example of this is what happened two years ago when Dan Patrick and house speaker Joe Straus than the speaker weren't getting along fouled a lot of deals that might not otherwise have been problematic. Ross Ramsey every Monday, Wednesday and Friday there Texas Tribune dot org. Pre she giving us e oh, Georgia vici-. You always so staffers. I want you to write this thing in such a way that the fellas in Lubbock understand it, and you do a great job of that Ross. We appreciate that. Thank you. All right. Have good week. We'll talk to you next week. But wednesday. All right. Ross ramsey. They're going to get in with our friend, Mike. Bizarre. Hope he got your questions answered there with Ross Ramsey probably one of the better Ross or NC appearances, we've had answering plenty of my questions hope so for you as well. Take a break right back in here on the other side on the other side, my czar in-studio ready to go got my Tim pool. Head on. Myself say business and home sick right here. Hear about. In studio. Again, we have our friend might bizarre bizarre solutions. Mike. Let me turn you up. How you doing? I'm good, sir. Kick plane life good. Yeah. Get your staple look on here. Khakis in your. I'm your button down towards you. Start the day at your sleeves all the way down. I'll usually roll them up tall. And so if I can't like, even when I get some tall shirts. I feel like they're follow my wrist Frong lengthwise. Yeah. So it's more habit than anything or tall like torso. Or is it for show? I I would say it's fairly proportional stem side guys, are medium size is just at my torso. So long like Taylor's who were like, you're freaking HR, somebody call Guinness put. Couldn't Dunkin high school torsos tootle. Yeah. It's all torso. That's my link comes from the torso. I feel like I'm pretty proportional. I don't know. I just know that if I don't buy tall shirts most the time. Then when I reach in things, they untucked all the way. And that's why I feel like it's you know, I gotta have tall stuff. All right, man..

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"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

Other Side of Texas

05:12 min | 1 year ago

"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

"Studios. I'm your host Jay west, Texas, Leeson, raven on got a good program ahead for you. Ross Ramsey executive editor of the Texas Tribune coming up about ten minutes from now to talk about all the latest in Texas legislature. We bring Ross on because Ross has a way of understanding the process in such a way that those of you who who raised children who've got real jobs who have all sorts of responsibilities. In cannot get a bent on. What's really going on Ross? Ramsey's your guy understand it. Like, nobody else does is able to put it in layman's terms, like nobody else in Ross be joining us here. Shortly to talk about issues that you need to know in be aware of I'm struck by the new Texas monthly magazine cover. It's all about Bucky Bucky the beaver and Bucky which you gotta drop off thirty five before you find the buckeyes, but the convenience store, Texas, and I say not so fast, my friend because the convenience store, Texas in my mind. As I look Wes about thirty five. Is you smell? It you smell the world famous breed. Oh that Chimi Chunga everything in the background the brick tiled floors. The, you know five. To star bathrooms. You know, what you love it? You've had the Tulsa p-, you know, when I'm referring to is also spin on an also. Fascination over the past few days is I've seen Buckley's covered more and more. It's not an amusement park. Also. But it has been providing west Texas communities with what they need out of Gallup, New Mexico. And that may be a problem for some folks out of Gallup, did you know that dairy queens out of like Minnesota. That's we're can't corporate headquarters are, but that's the stop sign in Texas. The need to have whole discussion about this in. Maybe maybe going to write about this soon. Also, the west Texas stop sign, then he is also love me. Some also saw closed down all substadi- in plain view. Admittedly. There was a more spacious also some five blocks away away from the churches where they could sell beer, but it makes one's heart shudder, regardless of how close next also ses to see an awesome closed down. Hey, I want to start out today by talking about something that I plod in certainly of if aired my differences with my state Representative Desam boroughs, but here I tried to be fair applied win. There needs to be applause. Doesn't boroughs to fall has filed a Bill requiring provider platform sales tax this via the daily toreador. But essentially what boroughs is doing is providers saying that these big online retailers need to pay taxes like small and medium-sized businesses. Do state Representative does some boroughs fouled house Bill fifteen twenty five which requires a sales tax to be put on national provider platforms. The Bill was planned to help small and medium size sellers who use provider platforms remotely, according to the news. Release quote, the legislation defines marketplace providers is those that own or operate a marketplace in process sales or payments for third party sellers. Burrow, said marketplace providers such as Oetzi EBay, and Amazon would all would all have. I'm sorry would have. All the rights and duties of a seller for sales made through the marketplace, including collection in audit responsibilities. Currently, and that's currently there are no tax related responsibilities on sales third party sellers. According to the release that charge could bring the change I should say should bring three hundred million or more to the state and local and state tax revenue in its first fiscal year. This is good news for Texas small businesses and retailers to.

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"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

Other Side of Texas

04:51 min | 1 year ago

"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

"Lots of unanswered questions. Gimme just sick in here. Mike. We've got to figure out what's going on. Now. Look at what we voted on constitutionally with regents just phone up with my thoughts from Ross Ramsey. My local councillors, I get up off the couch and think about things where does that put region gate now, the Ross Ramsey says the doubts the governor will name new appointments, and because those appointments to be confirmed by the Senate and the house at this point or confirmed by the Senate, I should say and a lot of movement in the Senate if you think that kill Celliers free agent, you wait until he has look at a Rick Francis. Reappointment there with the board regions tomorrow, the clock expires on appointments in Amman. You're standing is in. I'll look at this. And maybe right about it. Monitor standing is. If the governor is not named reappointment, then they serve out the duration of the next two years and in their done before the next legislature, which still bodes a problem for tech, many would think with Rick Francis. Who apparently fired Bob Duncan over the vet school for him? Still be in play there with the board regions really disappointing. But also, here's my other thing is that if he is not if he's not there. Rick Francis, then sewer unless he reappoints the other two s Peraza and then the chair the border regions allots to lots to mow lower there. And also certainly be tweeting about that later after the show. But that's when I'm walking away with here. Is we? In that portion with Ross Ramsey. That's really a wish I just I'm kinda glad I don't. I'm a kinda glad you here. Because I would just ask question myself like crazy man might glut. What's what's going on? So I went to a training today. A mentioned yesterday that I got my under the radar kind of went in and got my real estate exam passed it. And then went to some training today at the Lubbock realtors place there on fiftieth in Knoxville jeering WI fi I did use the WI fi and you're providing the credentials with bazaar solutions. Yeah. And that's what I thought. I hope nobody's goofing up because Mike's going to bust them, but are not be watching anything risk during all these session trainings when we're working on doing a cybersecurity training for a bunch of real estate agents as well through them. So we're just got to find the right date. That'll be good g lane in the big fish petty. He we try. Mike bizarre bizarre solution. So I started the program with into world scenarios, and how the internet could take us there. And that's reductionist of when I said in the beginning of the program, but of looking at a headline the other day people can call you FaceTime. And you don't answer it. But then they can still watch you FaceTime. Here you hear you. Yeah. They can oh on you. So what they've found apple says, we'll have a fix for this by the end of the week what they found is that if I FaceTime you and then bef- if you don't answer, but it while it's ringing. I can I swipe up or down, and I can add myself to that call it'll essentially self answer. And then I can hear everything that's going on on your phone, but you can also hear my son. So essentially just creates the connections that treats it as a group call and everybody gets added automatically cycle on you without your knowledge. Hold on. Does that go pass like the? The end of the ringing into the voicemail. And then forward is FaceTime doesn't go to voicemail. Wow. Right. So rings. Somebody can stay on the line with you for how long I think until you figured it out. They hung up. Well, it's the Russians dude. It could very well be it's the Russian. It's it's a big deal. And so if you imagine them Collin Collin a bunch of. Whole it. Start calling senators and whoever else see I'm sure they got all their cell phone numbers in their pockets in committee meetings. Do let's listen. Now, the the kicker is if your phones on vibrate, or whatever it will ring, and and do the things that it would normally do even if you have on silent at vibrate or whatever. So it it's got to be kind of an ignored phone. But if you set your phone to the side, I mean it'll happen with me in the office. I have my phone on silent from a meeting. I'll forget about it..

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"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

Other Side of Texas

04:41 min | 1 year ago

"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

"Lots of unanswered questions. Gimme just sick here. Mike. Yeah. We've got to figure out what's going on. Now. Look at what we voted on constitutionally with regents just phone up with my thoughts from Ross Ramsey. My local councillors, I get up off the couch and think about things where does that put region gate now, the Ross Ramsey says the doubts the governor will name new appointments, and because those appoint scant to be confirmed by the Senate and the house at this point or confirmed by the Senate, I should say and a lot of movement in the Senate if you think that kill Celliers free agent, you wait until he has look at a Rick Francis. Reappointment there with the board regions tomorrow, the clock expires on appointments in Amman. You're standing is in. I'll look at this. And maybe right about it. Monitor standing is. If the governor is not named reappointment, then they serve out the duration of the next two years and in their done before the next legislature, which is still bodes a problem for tech. Many would think with Rick Francis. Who apparently fired Bob Duncan over the vet school for him? Still be in play there with the board regions really disappointing. But also, here's my other thing is that if he is not if he's not there. Rick Francis, then sewer unless he reappoints the other two s Barossa and then the chair the border regions allots to lots to mow lower there. And also certainly be tweeting about that later after the show. But that's when I'm walking away with here. Is we? In that portion with Ross Ramsey. That's really a wish I just I'm kinda glad I don't. I'm glad you here. Because I would just ask question myself like crazy man might glut. What's what's going on? So I went to a training today. A mentioned yesterday that I got my under the radar kind of went in and got my real estate exam passed it. And then went to some training today at the Lubbock realtors place there on fiftieth in Knoxville jeering WI fi I did use the WI fi and you're providing the credentials with bazaar solutions. Yeah. And that's what I thought. I hope nobody's goofing up because Mike's going to bust them, but are not be watching anything risk during all these session trainings when we're working on doing a cybersecurity training for a bunch of real estate agents as well through them. So we're just got to find the right date. That'll be good g lane in the big fish. He we try might bizarre bizarre solution. So I started the program with into world scenarios, and how the internet could take us there. And that's reductionist of when I said in the beginning of the program. But I was looking at a headline the other day people can call you FaceTime. And you don't answer it. But then they can still watch you FaceTime. Here you hear you. Yeah. They can oh on you. So what they've found apple says will have a fix for this by the end of the week what they found is that if I FaceTime you and then bef- if you don't answer, but it while it's ringing. I can I swipe up or down, and I can add myself to that call it'll essentially self answer. And then I can hear everything that's going on on your phone, but you can also hear my son. So essentially just creates the connections that treats it as group call and everybody gets added automatically. So I could so on you without your knowledge. Hold on. Does that go? Oh pass like the end of the ringing into the voicemail. And then forward is FaceTime doesn't go to Smeal. Wow. Right. So rings, somebody can stay on the line with you for how long I think until you figured it out. They hung up. Well, it's the Russians dude. It could very well be it's the Russian. It's it's a big deal. And so if you imagine them Collin Collin a bunch of. Whole it. Start calling senators and whoever else see I'm sure they got all their cell phone numbers in their pockets in committee meetings. Do let's listen. Now, the the kicker is if your phones on vibrate, or whatever I mean, it'll rain, and and do the things that it would normally do even if you have on silent at vibrate or whatever..

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"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

Other Side of Texas

04:27 min | 1 year ago

"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

"This is just the tip of the iceberg. So while you're sorting this out while you've got these county election officials going through this to see if anything untoward even happened. You've already started. The fire with you know, this this idea that you've got undocumented immigrants and noncitizens voting in Texas. You don't know that that's true yet? And all we really did. We didn't you know punch. Anybody in the nose other than to say, you know, there are a lot of holes in these numbers. Wait a minute. In today in Harris County, they were tracked by at least eighteen thousand right? So they've started the process of you know, freaking these numbers down. You know, what's the real number? Is there a real number at all your Tom Ross it wouldn't than twenty two years nineteen ninety six to twenty eight. So it wasn't like the way it's been presented to the public is well in two thousand eighteen ninety five thousand people voted illegally. This is over the course elect twenty years. Right, right. And we don't know that anybody voted illegally. We don't know that yet. We know that we know that it's possible. Here's the other thing with the week match. What they call a week matches sort of technical term. But it basically says we looked at this name and then identifier, and we looked and we found the same name in an identifier over there. But we have not determined that. It is the same person. Right. So they've got a lot of work to do before. They even know what they've got. And and you know, the what they did on Friday was they put out a long list and said, you know, this is the they presented it in a way that created an impression that thousands of people were voting in Texas who are not citizens and got everybody's stirred up. And they hang a secretary of state put out the numbers, Texas. Gubernatorial appointees, right? The gubernatorial appointee not yet confirmed by the Senate, by the way, and he put out this list. He handed it over to the attorney. Any general the attorney general put out a press release that said, you know, we wanna make sure that not even one on citizen voted in Texas during this period. And then Paxton then Ken Paxton, the attorney general put out a fundraising. You know, Email, you know, politically mail that sort of amped it up a bit took more of the president's tack on this and said, you know, there are you know, there's evidence that undocumented immigrants or non-citizen other non-citizens might have voted in Texas. The, you know, the media's saying it's not a big deal, but it is a big deal, etc. Etc. It's a big, you know, so they got a political way out of it. It's not at all clear, whether they've actually got something going on wrong. The fundraiser Email is new to me and that is news worthy. As is Harris county's dispute of eighteen thousand or more. But Kindy came on the show and said that there have been a lot of people who've been waiting for someone to take up this banner and the new secretary of state has done just that does that risk. If this all blows up in his face does that put him at risk of being confirmed by the Senate. I would think so. Yeah, right. Sure. I'm I'm sure that the, you know, the Senate when they talked to David widdly who used to be he was a top staffer to Greg Abbott. Seems like a, you know, reasonably good guy and all of that. But you know, when they take him in there. I'm sure the first question, certainly from the Democrats on the nominations committee is going to be walked me through this voter ID thing or this voter, you know, daughter, roll situation and talk to me about it and talk to me while you let this information loose talk to me about the holes in it and start from there. And you know, I think that could be a pretty rough hearing. Well, he's not lewd or crude. But certainly shrewd he is. Ross Ramsey executive editor with Texas Byun every Monday Wednesday Friday, you can hear in read should say read his new analyses pieces there, Texas Hyun. Dot org. Ross appreciate the time. But it's always a pleasure, buddy. We'll talk to you next week. All right, talk to you..

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"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

Other Side of Texas

04:25 min | 1 year ago

"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

"This is just the tip of the iceberg. So while you're sorting this out while you've got these county election officials going through this to see if anything untoward even happened. You've already started. The fire with you know, this this idea that you've got undocumented immigrants and noncitizens voting in Texas. You don't know that that's true yet? And all we really did. We didn't you know punch. Anybody in the nose other than to say, you know, there are a lot of holes in these numbers. Wait a minute. In today in Harris County, they were tracked by at least eighteen thousand right? So they've started the process of you know, freaking these numbers down. You know, what's the real number? Is there a real number at all Eurasian Tom Ross and wouldn't then twenty two years nineteen ninety six to twenty eight. So it wasn't like the way it's been presented to the public is well in two thousand eighteen ninety five thousand people voted illegally. This is over the course elect twenty years, right, right? And we don't know that anybody voted illegally. We don't know that yet. We know that we know that it's possible. Here's the other thing with the week match. What they call a week matches sort of technical term. But it basically says we looked at this name and then identifier, and we looked and we found the same name in an identifier over there. But we have not determined that. It is the same person. Right. So they've got a lot of work to do before. They even know what they've got. And and you know, the what they did on Friday was they put out a long list and said, you know, this is the they presented in a way that created an impression that thousands of people were voting in Texas who are not citizens and got everybody stirred up, and they hang secretary of state put out the numbers, Texas. Jerry, gubernatorial appointees, right? The gubernatorial appointee not yet confirmed by the Senate, by the way, and he put out this list. He handed it over to the attorney general the attorney general put out a press release that said, you know, we wanna make sure that not even one on citizen voted in Texas during this period. And then Paxton then Ken Paxton, the attorney general put out a fundraising. You know, Email, you know, politically mail that sort of amped it up a bit took more of the president's tack on this and said, you know, there are you know, there's evidence that undocumented immigrants or non-citizen other non-citizens might have voted in Texas. The, you know, the media's saying it's not a big deal, but it is a big deal, etc. Etc. It's a big, you know, so they got a political wave out of it. It's not at all clear, whether they've actually got something going on wrong. The fundraiser Email is new to me and that is news worthy. As is Harris county's dispute of eighteen thousand or more. But Kindy came on the show and said that there have been a lot of people who've been waiting for someone to take up this banner and the new secretary of state has done just that does that risk. If this all blows up in his face is that put him at risk of being confirmed by the Senate. I would think so. Yeah, right. Sure. I'm I'm sure that the you know that the Senate when they talked to David Lee who used to be he was a top staffer to Greg Abbott. Seems like, you know, reasonably good guy and all of that. But you know, when they take him in there. I'm sure the first question, certainly from the Democrats on the nominations committee is going to be walked me through this voter ID thing or this voter, you know, daughter role situation and talk to me about it and talk to me while you let this information lose talk to me about the holes in it and start from there. And you know, I think that could be a pretty rough hearing. Well, he's not lewd or crude. But certainly shrewd he is. Ross Ramsey executive editor with Texas Byun every Monday Wednesday Friday, you can hear in read should say read, his new analyses pieces there, Texas Tribune. Dot org. Ross appreciate the time. But always a pleasure, buddy..

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"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

Other Side of Texas

04:07 min | 1 year ago

"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

"Kris Kristofferson, freedom's just another word for nothing left. That's your greatest pool of all time. Every time you've been on this program. That's the best. Appreciate that. But he is. He doesn't have anything left to lose. He's in his first year before your session. So what are they gonna do the? They can't takeaways care manship. They you know, and senators of either party are generally dangerous. If you don't keep them, busy, you know, Bob, Bullock. There was a great old story. If we have a second Bob bullet came in to office in nineteen ninety one his first session. He didn't give the Republicans any committees. There was a guy named Icarus from Dallas, Texas who was you know, sometimes not the most active Senator, but super smart when he was active, and he got it in his crawl when Bullock didn't give him any committees. And gave Bullock so much trouble that by April of that session. Your Bullock went to him and said in in less delicate terms. If you'll back off I'll take care of this. You just can't leave your enemies Eitel over there. There's too many things they can mess up. Yeah. Can't back them into the corner. Ross Ramsey executive editor of the texts Tribune with us as always mid week, Abbott state of the state speech. Let's start with tomorrow. I think a big announcement of at least suppressor the governor the house of representatives speaker and believe Lieutenant governor Paul Bettencourt does some boroughs Lubbock all supposed to meet. I think it's pretty safe to say they're going to say thing or two about property tax reform of heard called reform in relief. I think this falls on the side of reform. I think you know, we're gonna find out, you know, the the two things that were waiting for or two of the big things that we're waiting for. We know they're talking about school finance. We know they're talking about property taxes. But when you when you. Knock around the legislature and say, what do you mean by when you say school, finance, or what do you mean when you say property taxes, they have different ideas? And you know, to some extent to a great extent, the legislatures looking to its leadership to see what the governor Lieutenant governor speaker, you know, some of the subject matter people really want to do do they wanna change is this about appraisal reform is this about limiting local property tax increases without voter approval. Is this about lowering property taxes is this about exemptions? What exactly are we talking about on property taxes? We'll get a peek at that tomorrow. I think in this press conference, I think it's gonna go towards the governor's purview is what I think. But that's just because I understand what happened behind the curtains last session. I think they're going to come out and put out a four percent. What do you think? You know, I don't know. You know, I'm, you know, there are proposals floating around that I've seen, you know, both, you know, this year and in previous sessions, you know, we could do this thing or that thing or the other thing, but you know, that that that group things I listed are the are the ideas or some of the main ideas on the table, it could be a combination of those. I honestly don't know exactly where they wanna go, which is you know, sort of interesting four weeks, you know, we're in the fourth week of the twenty week session. And you're talking about moving, you know, a lot of legislative dirt here they need to get to work pretty quickly. Yeah. So so they need to know pretty quickly. What it is that they're working on some criticism? I've heard is that you know, why are we waiting until Feb five or whatever for the state of the state address. If we've got all these if we've got these emergency items, let's get to work like some people surprise that the state of the state wasn't a couple of weeks ago. Well, the. State of the state's always about now. So so it's not particularly late. You know, it is all often the case that governor will come out before the state at the state..

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"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

Other Side of Texas

03:19 min | 1 year ago

"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

"You wanna pull your strengths together before you take on an enterprise like that? And it's hard for me to see. I mean, I may turn out to be wrong here. But it's hard for me to see how the actions was Seliger and all of that business strengthened the Lieutenant governor's hands. And that's why I you know suggested that, you know, didn't look from this point of view like a particularly shrewd move. Yeah. In you know, a texture texting in doesn't just embolden Celliers position. As a swing vote. You know, the, quote, Kris Kristofferson, freedom's just another word for nothing left. That's your greatest pool of all time. Everytime evens program. That's the best. I appreciate that. But he is. He doesn't have anything left to lose. He's in his first year before your session. So what are they gonna do the they can't takeaways chairmanship? They you know, and senators of either party are generally dangerous. If you don't keep them, busy, you know, Bob, Bullock. There was a great old story. If we have a second Bob bullet came in to office in nineteen ninety one his first session. He didn't give the Republicans any committees. There was a guy named Icarus from Dallas, Texas who was you know, sometimes not the most active Senator, but super smart when he was active, and he got it in his craw. When Bullock didn't give them any committees. And gave Bullock so much trouble that by April of that session year. Bullock, went to him and said in in less delicate terms. If you'll back off I'll take care of this. You just can't leave your enemies idle over there. There's too many things they can mess up. Yeah. Can't back them into the corner. Ross Ramsey executive editor of the texts Tribune with us as always mid week, Abbott state of the state speech. Let's start with tomorrow. I think a big announcement of at least suppressor the governor the house of representatives speaker, and I believe Lieutenant governor Paul Bettencourt does some boroughs Lubbock all supposed to meet. I think it's pretty safe to say they're going to say thing or two about property tax reform of heard called reform in relief. I think this falls on the side of reform. I think you know, we're gonna find out, you know, the the two things that were waiting for or two of the big things that we're waiting for. We know they're talking about school finance. We know they're talking about property taxes. But when you when you. Knock around the legislature and say, what do you mean by when you say school, finance, or what do you mean when you say property taxes, they have different ideas? And you know, to some extent a great extent, the legislatures looking to its leadership to see what the governor Lieutenant governor speaker, you know, some of the subject matter people really want to do do they wanna change is this about appraisal reform is this about limiting local property tax increases without voter approval. Is this about lowering property taxes is this about exemptions? What exactly are we talking about on property taxes? We'll get a peek at that tomorrow. I think in this press conference, I think it's gonna go towards the governor's purview is what I think..

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"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

Other Side of Texas

04:47 min | 1 year ago

"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

"Go out to the phone lines. He is a legend amongst legends. Ross Ramsey Texas Tribune, executive editor. Hey doing Ross Ramsey. I'm doing great. I don't know about this legends business. Yeah. The legend, you know. But Kennedy really broke it down for me. I'll forward you the Email. He did the background work. He came on Monday. And I think the couple of weeks ago, I asked him about the dean of Texas journalism texts political journalism, and he put together pretty good Arkub. I've forgotten to send that along to you. But but doing putting his sneakers to the ground and making it happen proving that you aren't the Dane. There we go and help it had bud. Kennedy on the list mug was somewhere in there in in. What's the guy at the statesman's name is scant Herman. Yes, I think kin Herman was the consensus at this point. So Ross let's get into your Dr Seuss these days lewd crude in shrewd, but abo- bow on this Seliger versus kill Seliger on Amarillo versus Dan Patrick thing for us. Well, you know, Dan, Patrick said that you know, you, you know, and your audience knows all about the Kellegher version of kiss my grits. He said in pretty strong terms got into a verbal punch out with a Senate staffer, Dan Patrick took the side of the staffer who works for him and removed kill Seliger from a committee chairmanship and used a funny work. When he was doing. He said he called it a lewd comment, and I that sounded funny to me. So I looked it up. And you know, the word lewd has a distinctly sexual connotation to it. It's a comment made, you know, about something sexual, and, you know, even I think the strongest version of kiss my grits probably doesn't go there. So I was thinking about it and thought, you know, well, the what Seliger said wasn't lewd. It was crude and the attack on the Senator I think, you know, in and sort of explained it all in a column was not particularly shrewd. I just I guess I had my I was channeling Dr Seuss. Yeah. No one's you're the new Ross Ramsey. No one's you were than you think. This is going to in the end is just gonna backfire on Lieutenant governor. I had people on me asking let me tell you. Why I'm asking this and people who are observing the Senate checking in with me today saying are an last night saying he's as popular as ever now. I mean, he's just standing told kill solar senators coming by saying Hello. He's grinning ear to ear and his kill Seliger fashion. He because to me the agriculture committee, and I can say this 'cause I've covered agriculture to an extent were I don't dismiss agriculture, but the state level. They just essentially say at the state level, stay out of our business. Keep your nose out of our business. Don't overregulate us. Don't go in all these dumb regulations in then they play another card whenever they go to DC in its help us help us. Help us the egg committee, and I've talked several people here within the region though. I thought that that was kind of a farce in the first place. My working theory is celebrate didn't lose much in gained a whole lot. You know, I think the way I would say it is that it's hard to see what in what way though, the tenant governor's actions here advanced things for the Lieutenant governor, you know, he's got a lot of things he wants to pass this session. And they're big things. It's not as numerous maybe as it was two years ago. But he and the governor and the speaker wanna do school, finance, which is a large amount of work. It's one, you know, it's just one thing is just two little words, but it's a third of the state budget. It's hard to move around. It's a heavy lift for politics. They also want to tackle property taxes. Which is the same thing. It's very difficult and you want to muster your string. You wanna pull your strengths together before you take on an enterprise like that? And it's hard for me to see. I mean, I may turn out to be wrong here. But it's hard for me to see how the actions with Seliger and all of that business strengthened the Lieutenant governor's hands. And that's why I you know suggested that, you know, didn't look. From this point of view like a particularly shrewd move. Yeah. And you know texture texting in doesn't it just embolden Seliger's position. As a swing vote. You know, the, quote,.

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Other Side of Texas

04:15 min | 1 year ago

"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

"Go out to the phone lines. He is a legend amongst legends. Ross Ramsey Texas Tribune, executive editor. Hey doing Ross Ramsey. I'm doing great. I don't know about this legends business. Yeah. The legend, you know. But Kennedy really broke it down for me. I'll forward you the Email. He did the background work. He came on Monday. And I think the couple of weeks ago, I asked him about the dean of Texas journalism texts political journalism, and he put together pretty good Arkub. I've forgotten that along to you. But but doing putting his sneakers to the ground and in making it happen proving that you aren't the Dane. There we go and help it had bud. Kennedy on the list mug was somewhere in there in in. What's the guy at the statesman's name is scant Herman. Yes, I think Ken Herman was the consensus at this point. So Ross let's get into your Dr Seuss these days lewd crude in shrewd, but abo- on this Seliger versus kill Seliger on Amarillo versus Dan Patrick thing for us. Well, you know, Dan, Patrick said that you know, you, you know, and your audience knows all about the Cal Seliger version of kiss my grits. He said in pretty strong terms got into a verbal punch out with a Senate staffer, Dan Patrick took the side of the staffer who worked for him and removed kill Seliger from a committee chairmanship and used a funny work. When he was doing. He said he called it a lewd comment, and I that sounded funny to me. So I looked it up. And you know, the word lewd has a distinctly sexual connotation to it. It's a comment made, you know, about something sexual, and, you know, even I think the strongest version of kiss my grits probably doesn't go there. So I was thinking about it and thought, you know, well, the what Seliger said wasn't lewd. It was crude and the attack on the Senator I think, you know, in and sort of explained it all in a column was not particularly shrewd. I just I guess I had my I was channeling Dr Seuss. Yeah. You were no one's you're the new Ross Ramsey. No one's were than you. You think this is going to in the end is just gonna backfire on Lieutenant governor. I had people me ask let me tell you. Why I'm asking this and people who are observing the Senate checking in with me today saying are an last night saying he's popular ever. Now. I mean, he's just standing told kill solar senators coming by saying Hello. He's grinning ear to ear and his kill Seliger fashion. Because to me the agriculture committee, and I can say this 'cause I've covered agriculture to an extent were I don't dismiss agriculture, but the state level. They just essentially say the state level, stay out of our business. Keep your nose out of our business. Don't overregulate us. Don't go in all these dumb regulations in then they play another card whenever they go to DC in its help us help us. Help us the egg committee, and I've talked several people here within the region, though, I saw that that was kind of a farce in the first place. My working theory is celebrate didn't lose much in gained a whole lot. You know? I think the way I would say it is that it's hard to see what in what way the Lieutenant governor's actions here advanced things for the Lieutenant governor, you know, he's got a lot of things he wants to pass this session. And they're big things. It's not as numerous maybe as it was two years ago. But he and the governor and the speaker wanna do school, finance, which is a large amount of work is what you know. It's just one thing is just two little words, but it's a third of the state budget. It's hard to move around. It's a heavy lift politics. They also want to tackle property taxes. Which is the same thing. It's very difficult and you want to muster your string..

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"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

Other Side of Texas

02:48 min | 1 year ago

"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

"Tickets with the presumption of integrity and fairness who knew you could sue the NFL over loss of faith. Once people realize that the NFL will be up to their necks in lawsuits, the suit doesn't specify any recourse, financial or otherwise. But the advocate reported that the suit did note rule seventeen section to article three of the NFL book, which gives Goodale the power to have a game or part of a game replay due to quote extraordinary circumstances, a blown call from extraordinary is far from extrordinary, but some faint saints fans, obviously believe this. Particular blown call is different than every other blown call that has ever happened in the NFL. So saints fans are they overreacting? Sore losers. I don't know. But I think it's fascinating that we've got that kind of lawsuit up in the courts right now and see how the NFL begins to deal with that. You know, Ross brought up the name dozen borough. Somebody who's not always been one of my favorites. But somebody who I think deserves some credit at this point has used a position as caucus chair of the Republican caucus and done it pretty effectively, and I mentioned him yesterday in I'll mention him again here. The criticism has been effectivity. But I think certainly effective whenever you look at Ross Ramsey delineate the four big committees in to be named one of the four big committee chairman a oh hats off to Desam borough. See can't see otherwise that you know, things can change in in a heartbeat. The speaker can change there can be all the dynamics that we've gone over with kill Seliger things can change. But for the time being hats off to Dawson boroughs, and I don't want to go through the whole diatribe from yesterday. But as certainly been affective one other thing, I wanna get into here in this break is America's favorite Valentine's can. Candy is unavailable this year..

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Other Side of Texas

03:53 min | 1 year ago

"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

"All right talk to you next week. Ross Ramsey, ladies and gentlemen, gonna get into quickey break and get back in with the program in the saints want to follow a lawsuit and candy hearts aren't going to be around this Valentine's Day. And I'm not sad about it. I I'm not said at all I don't like those things get into that in a little bit more as we were alone here on the program. Overtake not then she'll off your bone got food. On the. Asami made you sale. Sanjay and for something steel care about booking. Manny. Sherry texting in saying that's a great conspiracy theory on John Sharp and kill soldier higher education. Sherry I don't think it's conspiracy. I think that it's just a matter of going through. And I don't know if you meant that. As a slider. Not I'm gonna. My New Year's resolution was to give people the opportunity to meet my worse expectation. So I think that it's a matter that has to be looked at in follow the money. Where's the money and how much money was raised for Lieutenant governor? And it makes a lot of sense to get killed seller out of that position something that I've been looking at speaking of positions. I don't know how many of you watched NFL last weekend. But this from Yahoo sports the world spins forward. But some New Orleans Saints fans wanted to go backward. In C of Phileas, excuse me in B C affiliate W, D S. You first reported on Monday that the saints related lawsuit has been filed in New Orleans civil district court. The suit seeks to have the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell enforce a rule that would allow the end of the disputed saints. Los Angeles Rams game to be replayed due to the missed pass interference call in the fourth quarter. You saw whole Cogan if you're on Twitter. Ho Cogan posted a photo of him photo shopped drop kicking Michael Thomas on the sidelines wide receiver for the saints. That's that's good fun. The saints lost that game. In overtime. A mini fans. Have missed have blamed the miscall, according to the New Orleans advocate saints ticket season holders, Tommy Bado. And of course, his name's Tommy Budo B A D E A U X and Candice Lambert hired personal injury. Lawyer to follow lawsuit against the NFL angle on their behalf in on the behalf of the entire who DAT nation. The suit claims the saints fan suffered incredible damages. From the miscall, including mental anguish emotional trauma loss of enjoyment.

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Other Side of Texas

03:59 min | 1 year ago

"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

"That says, hey, keep your nose out of agriculture. It's not a federal. It's not a federal committee. They can't drive policy is seems like a made up thing in my mind. The Lieutenant governor made up a committee because he needed somewhere to stick Selander that. Well, you're either in the leadership or you're not. And now he's not in the leadership. And okay, you know, if you know, the the I think the position you take from like an institutional standpoint is that, you know, there are a certain number of committees in the Senate. There are fewer committees in there are senators and so getting a committee is a Plum, and it puts you in the leadership in some form or fashion this committee, maybe more important than that committee. But no committee having no committee is a lesser job than having any committee. And so that's the first day take on this the second day take on this is, you know, seller going to be a reliable vote when Patrick needs him, and when they're sort of mutual interest, override, whatever Seliger's position might be. So so in a in a case where Seliger is on. The fence on a vote where the Lieutenant governor needs every Republican if Seliger was part of the leadership and owed something to listen a governor. He might say, well, I'm on the fence. I'll give that vote to Dan Patrick now. He's in a position where he doesn't have to give their vote anybody, and he can just go, you know, however, he wants to and on that day. He becomes a powerful member of the Senate because he can make something lie or not lie. So your question kind of has to answer today. He's weaker not in leadership as circumstances develop as this thing unfolds. He's gonna have moments where he might be a very important vote. And you know, they're gonna have to find a way to accommodate each other or to keep fighting. I heard this today from somebody down in the beltway. There is no calendars imagery in the Senate. Until now in that calendars committee is called kill sillier. What do you make of that? I don't think. That's right. I think it's going to be right on on some votes. Most votes are not straight already boats. And you know, that's going to be true on the on the situations where you have to have nineteen votes in the Senate to take up legislation for consideration. And most of what the legislature does is not democrat versus Republican. It's you know, different. It's, you know, maybe earned urban versus rural or trial lawyers versus business or you know, any kind of any number of ways to split things up, and so solid might or might not be the nineteenth vote that you need to make something happen or the or the on the other side of the thirteenth both that you need to stop something. But on those issues where he's that guy. He'll be powerful. He's not the only one the calendars committee in the Senate is really the Lieutenant governor because he decides which moats which bills are coming up for consideration by. The Senate which put in front of the Senate to ask them if they've got nineteen votes to proceed, you know. He is Ross Ramsey executive editor of the Texas Tribune. Let me throw this one at she talked a little bit about unfunded mandates in the role that the governor plays in it. Now ross. So there's been despite as, you know, over the last two or three sessions a lot of people have been paying attention to this where the legislature has debated whether state officials should limit the allowable amount of property tax increases at the local level without a vote..

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Other Side of Texas

01:50 min | 2 years ago

"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

"Tribune dot org. You're really good Ross. It only fighting the battles sitting need to be fought. And I feel like as as a follower of yours. Obviously, you've really weighed in on this school finance still in you said that the problem was school finance is that the state is not funding. It like it is in. So do you feel like leadership now will hear that and try to fix it? Or will we? I've because my thought is the tax caps. That's just fodder. That is beside the point. It's it's a scapegoat. Did you? Yeah. They're going to have to be something here that makes people not get screaming steaming mad when they see their property tax bills. And the only two ways to do that are to lower. How much you spend or to, you know, figure out another way to raise money and the problem with schools in particular is there's you know, one of the things Republicans and Democrats both want is pretty good public education. And if you put the price of schools in a way that hosts public education, you're in all kinds of political doing one for voters once do, but they're also. Okay. So if it's gonna put us the dollar, we're only going to get the dollar. He didn't too much of the dollar from property taxes. They're gonna scream that that's not fair. And you know, if if you can't cut the price, and you can't get it for property taxes. You can. You know, do you know, frankly, the states in a FOX too because they don't have easy ways to get the kind of money that you're talking about in school, finance, and then twenty to the full of this problem. Ross Ramsey I again in the monologue..

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"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

Other Side of Texas

04:56 min | 2 years ago

"ross ramsey" Discussed on Other Side of Texas

"Go along in Texas in eight o six four five fifty eight hundred was a derelict yesterday and getting to tex- if Texan today make it good, and we'll get you on trying to leave your name with that as well, especially if you've got something critical to say, not because I've got thin skinned. But because we aren't gonna throw rocks. If you know when I mean, this Halloween thing a little bit nutty. For sure I am right now is as I speak to you. I'm in my Ted Mitchell chancellor, Dr Chit Ted Mitchell. The apparel of gun on the white collar shirt red and black striped tie don't have on the lab coat with my health sciences center emblem on it. But I do have an amazing amazing flattop going, which makes me think I need to put these earphones behind me. So I can keep my my custom-made Ted Mitchell three inch flattop in tact. As we roll along lots to get into with Ross Ramsey coming up. We're gonna talk about the latest polling numbers. If your interest is piqued in these elections in plenty of you already are some polling numbers on what the latest round of the university of Texas, Texas Tribune polls have found and if you've got questions of interest air go in. Shoot shoot those to us as well. And then as I said, Brandon pedagogue we're going to make room for a lot of good content. Stay right where he are. We're gonna take a quick profitable break here on the most talked about afternoon radio show in west Texas. Stay right where we are about ninety seconds right back here on the other side. I've gotten a lot of texts from you guys since Monday whenever I came on the air. We went into some inside baseball about the next speaker of the house and Dennis Bon Bon and out of Angleton was put up by. By meeting a meeting that many members of the Texas house have found surprising, a meeting that could usurp the process a hundred and fifty members they vote majority of the vote goes to the next speaker of the house, but some some fantastic pictures. You guys effort did really well, and I appreciate this as we've covered region gate, lots of pictures of Bonnin Dennis Bonnin who I like. But listen, we're in no mood for all out. Aggie gear in these pictures. I have our pictures. You guys have sent me of of Bonnin in on the sideline hanging out at am games. Full blown AM gear. And I just I I don't think that west Texans have an appetite for that's not the picture wax. I'll just say this way. That's not the picture. West Texans have in mind. When they consider their next speaker of the house in maybe some west Texans. But by and large that's not what we have in mind after watching region gate, which may or may not be done. But. To see because the political consequence is that the next speaker controls what happens with it has a large say in what happens with the vet school where it moves where it goes and his appointments do as well two different committees. Somebody knows a lot about that. Texas house is our friend. Ross Ramsey every Wednesday here on other side of Texas helped me calm down a little bit who needs cholesterol meds. When you've got Ross Ramsey. How you doing buddy? Might be hurrying rain. You know, the kids in Austin, they're down hard time tonight on Halloween. Yeah. It's it's raining. A lot more down that way than I think we're just supposed to have some thundered this evening, but we've already had Brinkley, right? Sprinkling right now, if I was a trick or crater, I'd be you know. Cautiously optimistic. But it's like forty degrees in the winds blowing from the north here too. So good luck to those. I'm sure that we'll have to make it up to them. Ross. Lots of new polling of already send it up university of Texas in tex- Tribune and run polling numbers. What stuck out to you? What's the lead? Is you look through those numbers? The top line that everybody looked at. I was what's going on in the Senate race? We have it at six points. We'd have the governor's race at nineteen point..

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