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KUT Considers is an occasional live discussion and exploration of topics and issues that are important to Austin. Events are recorded and later air on KUT News.

A look at the 88th Texas Legislature

AUSTIN, TX. July 11, 2018. The Texas State Capitol building in downtown Austin. Gabriel C. Pérez/KUT
AUSTIN, TX. July 11, 2018. The Texas State Capitol building in downtown Austin. Gabriel C. Pérez/KUT

The Texas Legislature was set to wrap up its 88th session in May. Texas Standard managing producer Laura Rice and Sergio Martínez-Beltrán discuss what are the final steps leading up to Sine Die - the last day of the session in May.

This event was taped at the Loren at Lady Bird Lake Hotel on April 25, 2023.

Laura first joined the KUT team in April 2012. She now works for the statewide program Texas Standard as a reporter and producer. Laura came to KUT from the world of television news. She has worn many different hats as an anchor, reporter and producer at TV stations in Austin, Amarillo and Toledo, OH. Laura is a proud graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, a triathlete and enjoys travel, film and a good beer. She enjoys spending time with her husband and pets.
Sergio Martínez-Beltrán is the Texas Capitol Reporter for The Texas Newsroom. Got a tip? Email him at smb@kut.org. Follow him on Twitter @SergioMarBel.