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Capital Tonight: Food stamp fight has effect on Central Texas

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Lawmakers are working to pass a key piece of legislation before they head on holiday break. The debate is over the farm bill, and the biggest sticking point involves cuts to the $80-billion-a-year food stamp program. As the Congressional fight continues, those who receive the help are already feeling pinched, including many here in Central Texas.

Candidate Conversation

In Thursday's Capital Tonight, we began a series of interviews with the Republican candidates for lieutenant governor. Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples joined us to talk about border security and immigration, and to explain his stance on in-state tuition for undocumented students.

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Campaign Update

With Republican Tom Pauken's announcement that he will withdraw from the race for governor, campaign tactics could soon shift for the remaining candidates. Our Capital Commentators, Harold Cook and Ted Delisi, talked about what presumed frontrunner Greg Abbott could do heading into the March primary election.

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