The Brief: On Border Security, What a Difference A Week Makes

The Brief: On Border Security, What a Difference A Week Makes
Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, speaks his concerns about law enforcement agencies working together on the border surge during a discussion at the Legislative Budget Board meeting on Dec. 1, 2014.

The Big Conversation

Gone are accusations of gamesmanship as lawmakers get to work finding common ground on the session’s border security bill. An update from the Tribune’s Julián Aguilar points to pay and schedules for Department of Public Safety troopers as the big remaining sticking point.

That’s according to state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen, the lone border lawmaker on the conference committee that is hashing out the differences between the House and Senate approaches to bolstering the state’s commitment to border security.

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