The lieutenant governor said he would withdraw his support for a Texas film and video game incentives program if it funded depictions of violence, blaming school shootings on a "culture where we've devalued life."
In this edition of the TribCast, the first one after the party primary runoffs, Texas Tribune Executive Editor Ross Ramsey sits down with Political Editor Aman Batheja and reporters Patrick Svitek and Emma Platoff.
Hall, King, Lynn and McMullen counties held Democratic runoff elections but no one voted. Each county only had one Democratic matchup on their ballots: the gubernatorial race between Lupe Valdez and Andrew White.
Democrat Lupe Valdez will face off against Republican Gov. Greg Abbott in the fall. Two incumbents in the Texas House lost their runoffs. And Democrats had their worst runoff turnout in almost a century.
Attorney Lizzie Pannill Fletcher defeated activist Laura Moser in a Democratic congressional primary that drew national attention. Meanwhile, former Air Force Intelligence Officer Gina Ortiz Jones easily won her runoff for the 23rd Congressional District.