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Media Mention May 19, 2020

Why GOP can't reopen the economy without Democratic buy-in

CNN's Ronald Brownstein cites the Playbook for Resiliency in his look at how the partisan divide is affecting the country's reopening: "In a recent study, the 'Urban Lab' at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of

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Media Mention May 18, 2020

Op-Ed: How Texas can improve its chances for post-pandemic economic recovery

Coronavirus has revealed weaknesses in the Texas economy that we must address, write Kirk Watson and LBJ Urban Lab Director Steven Pedigo. "As more than 1.5 million Texans lined up for unemployment, a blinding light was shone on our state's inequities and vulnerabilities. Now, as business activity begins to resume across the state, we can no longer debate or deny their existence. Texas needs a new playbook for our new normal, one that addresses our state’s economic soft spots and redefines who we are going forward.

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Media Mention May 18, 2020

Locked out: Texas prison officials' decisions based on 'misconduct' claims

Visitation is a critical lifeline for incarcerated people, yet some families say Texas prison officials ban them from seeing loved ones over petty or unproven claims of misconduct. The Texas Observer looks at how things got to this point in this written article and audio episode.

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Media Mention May 18, 2020

Podcast: 'This Week in Immigration'

In a special edition of "This Week in Immigration," Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) regular Theresa Cardinal Brown sits down with BPC Fellow and University of Texas, LBJ School of Public Affairs Professor Ruth Wasem to discuss the history of

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Media Mention May 18, 2020

Texas Matters: Post-COVID Playbook For Recovery

What will Texas look like when we finally get on the other side of this pandemic? What lessons will we have learned? Will we have the political leadership in place to move the state’s economy forward so it can create the jobs, security and opportunity that Texans have come to expect? Texas

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Media Mention May 18, 2020

New report looks at Texas economy's recovery post-COVID-19

The economy in the state is slowly coming back to life but many wonder how it will look after the pandemic is over. Steven Pedigo and Kirk Watson, co-authors of a new report called "A Playbook for

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Media Mention May 16, 2020

Gatesville inmates fear for their lives, as prison officials ramp up COVID-19 testings

LBJ's Michele Deitch said it is "'absolutely critical' that the Department of Criminal Justice find ways to release the people who are most medically vulnerable to the novel coronavirus and to group inmates the department is confident are not

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Media Mention May 15, 2020

Press Conference USA: 'The revolutionary lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.'

"Press Conference USA" host Carol Castiel and current affairs producer Kim Lewis talk with LBJ's Peniel Joseph about his most recent book,

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Media Mention May 15, 2020

GOP governors to locals: Open up—or else

If health and safety fears weren’t enough to trouble local officials during the coronavirus pandemic, some Republican leaders are making it clear to nervous locals that their health restrictions could lead to a legal fight. LBJ's Donald Kettl

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Media Mention May 14, 2020

Texas appeals court upholds order allowing mail-in ballots during pandemic

LBJ's Jeremi Suri weighs in on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton's petition with the Texas Supreme Court to compel counties to "follow Texas law on mail-in ballots" rather than allowing more voters to receive mail-in ballots during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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