The two candidates in the June 10 Dallas City Council District 8 runoff election joined host Jason Whitely in a debate over who should fill the council seat. District 8 covers much of southern Dallas along the Interstate 20 corridor. Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Erik Wilson is hoping to keep his seat on the Dallas City Council. And former Dallas City Councilman Tennell Atkins, forced off the council because of term limits, wants his old seat back. And joining the questioning, as always, Bud Kennedy of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.


This is the last full week of the regular session at the Texas legislature and one that is almost certain to be contentious. Lawmakers must pass a budget to keep the state operating. Ross Ramsey, co-founder and executive editor of the Texas Tribune, looked at the budget and explained what is in it and what is omitted. He also discusses the one punch, straight-ticket voting bill.