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September 29, 2017      5:23 PM

Smith: You've Got a Friend in Me

QR’s Liberal Columnist Glenn W. Smith wonders whether a political storm over Hurricane Harvey recovery has been calmed. But is it still political hurricane season?

Was it just a tempest in a teapot, this brewing storm between Gov. Greg Abbott and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner? You be the judge. Their joint press conference in Houston today sounded something like this.

Abbott brought Houston $50 million worth of love to Turner, an amount that helps the city avoid a temporary tax increase for recovery efforts.

That’s enough to make anyone sing like Randy Newman sings in “You’ve Got a Friend,” from the film, Toy Story:

The full column by Glenn W. Smith is in the R&D Department.

By Glenn W. Smith

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