KUHF Conversations: St. Rep. Garnet Coleman Talks Budget, Redistricting As Lawmakers Begin Session In Austin

(January 11, 2011) State Representative Garnet Coleman (D) of Houston sat down with David Pitman ahead of today's opening of the regular legislative session to explain his idea for a temporary one-cent increase in the sales tax to help erase an estimate $20 billion budget shortfall. Rep. Coleman also discusses what the area's two new congressional districts will look like, and how state Democrats can hope to have any effect on what happens this year in Austin, given an overwhelming Republican majority.
David Pitman interviewing Rep. Coleman
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David Pitman

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