Uber, Tesla, & Bullet Trains Off Track In Texas Legislature

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In this episode of Left in Texas we cover what is and isn’t moving through the Texas legislature. The ises include guns, fracking ban bans and the isn’ts include bills that, attempt regulate TNCs like Lyft and Uber, grant Tesla the ability for direct sales in Texas and would allow a non-publicly funded bullet train from Houston to Dallas.

There is still time to make a difference on a number of fronts, and it looks like there is a showdown brewing between the House and Senate on a number of issues like taxes and in state tuition rates for long time undocumented residents. If it seems like we’re moving backwards, try making some calls to your legislator and share some of the many stories on social media that might get your friends just angry or excited enough to do the same.

We touch on Presidential politics this week, but let’s face it — we’re all alot more interested in what’s going on under the pink dome!

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Joe Deshotel

Joe was born and raised in Beaumont, Tx, but live music and politics brought him to Austin. He has worked in and around government and elections for over a decade including for a member of US Congress, the Texas Legislature, the Mayor of Austin. He currently serves as Communications Director for the Travis County Democratic Party. He is most interested in transportation, energy and technology issues. He also likes Texas Hold'em and commuting on his electric skateboard. Follow me on Twitter at @joethepleb.

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