State representatives discuss budget amendments from their desks on the House floor on Thursday, April 22, 2021.

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On this week’s TribCast, Matthew talks to Cassi, Karen and Patrick about efforts to expand Medicaid in Texas, the state of permitless carry in the Senate and what a recent poll had to say about Matthew McConaughey’s chances of becoming governor.

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