Jim Henson and Joshua Blank dig into the House Adminstration Committee survey of members of the Texas House of Represenatives on their attitudes toward how the House and the Capitol should operate under pandemic conditions, and take a quick look at the context of the race to elect a replacement to fill out the term of departing Texas Senator Pat Fallon in Senate District 30.
Find the graphical results of the survey on the Texas Politics Project blog. Interested in downloading files for teaching, presentations, social media, handouts, party invitations, or other uses? Go the data visualizations section, and click on "share" in the upper right corner of each graphic to download grpahics in multiple formats.
About the Second Reading podcast. The podcast has been produced intermittently by the Texas Politics Project, with production support from UT's Liberal Arts Development Studio, since 2016, primarily as an instructional component for a course in Texas government and politics offered by the government department at UT Austin during summer semesters. These shows were generally hosted by Jim Henson, who designed the UT course, and usually featured Josh Blank, with intermittent in-studio guests. The podcasts have been publicly available via major podcast channels, but haven't been marketed to the public. The podcast is again part of the instructional design of GOV 312L: Politics and Government in Contemporary Texas during the Summer 2020 semester. The plan is to transistion from probably the longest soft-launch in the short but rich history of podcasting to a weekly public podcast in late summer/early fall of 2020. You can find past episodes and subscribe to the Second Reading podcast in Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.