Talking Points with Bryan Mudd (3/19/17)

LUBOCK, TX - The proposed Trump budget includes a 21 percent cut in agricultural spending.  Local ag producers brace for that cut. 

Steve Verette with Lubbock-based Plains Cotton Growers said rural America voted for Trump and Trump should in turn support rural America.

Also in Washington, Republicans debate among themselves the best way to replace Obamacare. 

“The time for talk is over,” Texas Senator Ted Cruz told a Tea Party rally in D.C. “If Republicans take this opportunity and blow it, we will be rightly considered a laughing stock.”

Meanwhile, the Texas Legislature proposes limits to how much a local government can raise tax rates without first getting voter approval.

“I think that’s our decision,” said Lubbock Mayor Dan Pope.  Pope says most property taxes are levied by schools, not cities, but he feels like the proposal targets Texas cities. 

“Are we majoring on the minors?” Pope said.

Use the video above to see segment #1 of Talking Points.  Segments #2, #3, and #4 are in the video links below.

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Segment 02

Segment 03

Segment 04


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