HOUSTON (FOX 26) - This week's panel: Jessica Colon - Republican strategist, Nyanza Moore - progressive commentator and Houston attorney, Bob Price – Associate Editor Breitbart Texas, Marc Campos – political analyst, Tomaro Bell – Super Neighborhood leader, Bill King - businessman, columnist and former Kemah Mayor share their prediction for election night results.
FOX Faceoff - Houston not selected as Democratic National Convention site
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee will host the 2020 Democratic National Convention, party leaders announced Monday, highlighting the battleground state of Wisconsin that helped elect President Donald Trump and now will launch an opponent who could oust him.
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez chose Milwaukee over Houston and Miami after deliberations lingered longer than party leaders or officials from the three finalist cities had expected.
"Where you hold our convention is a very strong statement of your values and who and what we are fighting for," Perez said Monday surrounded by state and local officials.Read the full article
FOX Faceoff - O'Rourke fundraising effort, reparations for African Americans
CENTER LINE, Mich. (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke boasted Monday that the more than $6 million he raised online within a day of announcing his White House bid, the most reported by any 2020 candidate, was helping to create "the largest grassroots campaign this country has ever seen."
The "record-breaking" $6.1 million collected last week came "without a dime" from political action committees, corporations or special interests, O'Rourke spokesman Chris Evans tweeted. The figure is just above what Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders reported for his first day as a 2020 candidate.
O'Rourke, a former Texas congressman, jumped into the presidential race on Thursday after months of speculation, shaking up the already packed Democratic field and pledging to win over voters from across the political spectrum.Read the full article
At least 400 firefighters, employees to be laid off to implement Proposition B
HOUSTON (FOX 26) — With the implementation of Proposition B, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's office is estimating that between 400 and 500 firefighters and municipal employees will be laid off with 60-day notices to be issued in April.
The City of Houston will move forward with the voter-approved referendum granting firefighters “pay parity” with police. Initial adjusted paychecks will take effect as of May.
Mayor Turner met with department directors in small groups with a total of thirteen of 16 Houston City Council members and explained timelines and changes to the payroll system.Read the full article