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This is your political report for February 21, 2020.

 

 

 

 

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Longview News Journal

Other Voices: What Texas editors are saying

...Phelan, R-Beaumont, has broken out of that mindset, and it’s about time.


Phelan has called for the
Legislature to do a lot more in next year’s session to protect plant workers and residents from industrial...

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Houston Chronicle

As Texas voting starts, here’s where moderate Democrats seeking the presidency stand on issues

...numbers. Would consider a wall as part of more comprehensive reforms.

Bloomberg: As mayor, signed
legislation restricting the city’s cooperation with ICE and providing legal aid to immigrants. Favors system...

02/21/2020

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Houston Chronicle

We recommend Melissa Morris in Democratic primary for State Senate 13 [Editorial]

...District 13. Although she is a political neophyte and would have a steep learning curve in the Legislature, we were impressed by her knowledge of issues facing the district and her desire to represent residents...

02/21/2020

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KEYE CBS 42 Austin

Sen. Watson's resignation a disappointment for transportation advocates

...for transportation solutions.

Watson served as Austin mayor from 1997 to 2001 and in the Texas
legislature for the last 13 years.

"I love the people of Austin and Central Texas," Watson said Tuesday when...

02/21/2020

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KEYE CBS 42 Austin

Gov. Abbott offers homeless site to ATX Helps for $1 a month

...local non-profit is one step away from taking over a state-sanctioned homeless site opened by Governor Greg Abbott.

The five-acre site off Hwy 183 and Montopolis was opened back in November for those experiencing...

02/21/2020

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Brazoria County Facts

LYNN ASHBY: Coming to our Census

...Not one cent.


A bill to commit $50 million to census response died in the Republican-controlled
Legislature. Rep. César J. Blanco, the El Paso Democrat who sponsored the bill, claimed the Legislature wanted...

02/21/2020

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Killeen Daily Herald

State mulls ending statute of limitations on sex abuse suits

...Committee where the bill resides, said "some could argue you could go back forever" because the legislation simply eliminates the statute of limitations.


"I'm still not completely clear," said Patton,...

02/21/2020

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Del Rio News-Herald

Texas and Super Tuesday

...crowded than the Republican primary, because the incumbents in both those offices - Donald Trump and John Cornyn are Republicans, who are expected to win easily.


In the Democratic primary for president,...

02/21/2020

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Bryan-College Station Eagle

After 2 days of grueling debate, parental consent for minors’ abortions to become law

...over the course of two days, the Florida House passed a bill that would do just that, sending the legislation to DeSantis’ desk, the first piece of major legislation to do so.

The bill, which had been fast-tracked...

02/20/2020

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CBS 19 Tyler

Gov. Greg Abbott announces clemency application for survivors of human trafficking, domestic abuse

...transformation."

The effort is part of a wider state focus on the crime of human trafficking. Last month, the
Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) held a training session to teach its employees and contractors...

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Dallas Morning News

Gov. Abbott establishes clemency application for survivors of domestic violence and sex trafficking

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Austin, Texas, on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Jay Janner)


By María Méndez

10:56 PM on Feb 20, 2020...

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Dallas Morning News

Early voting for the March primary has started. Here’s what Irving residents need to know

...present one of these seven approved forms of identification:


Texas driver's license issued by the
Texas Department of Public Safety

Texas election identification certificate issued by DPS

Texas personal...

02/20/2020

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Midland Reporter Telegraph

Cornyn: Supporting industry, environment is possible

...Supporting industry, environment is possible


Back to Gallery


Back in his home state, U.S. Sen.
John Cornyn can shake his head in disbelief at the energy-related proposals he’s hearing while at work in...

02/20/2020

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12newsnow.com

Southeast Texas businessman appointed to statewide advocacy role

...(TADA) is the statewide trade association that represents all these dealerships before the Texas Legislature, Congress, and all regulatory agencies. And TADA’s new Legislative Chariman is familiar to many...

02/20/2020

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Community Impact Newspaper Austin

Sample ballot: Here are the candidates in contested races Central Austin residents can vote for in the primaries

...running in the Republican primary.

U.S. senator

R: Virgil Bierschwale

R: John Anthony Castro

R:
John Cornyn*

R: Dwayne Stovall

R: Mark Yancey

D: Chris Bell

D: Michael Cooper

D: Amanda K. Edwards...

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Community Impact Newspaper Austin

Who is interested in Kirk Watson’s Senate seat? Here is where local members of the state House stand

...committee is dedicated to flipping the Texas House to give Democrats a majority. In the 86th Texas Legislature in 2019, Republicans held an 83-64 advantage in the House and a 19-12 advantage in the Senate....

02/20/2020

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Eagle Pass Business Journal

Eddie Morales Announces Candidacy for State Representative House District 74

...healthcare and increased access to cancer screenings and mammograms. I would author and support legislation that would focus on specific funding, scholarships, and grant opportunities for local communities...

02/20/2020

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KWTX (CBS) 10 (Waco)

Texas plans to close 2 state prisons amid population decline

...another outside Houston.

Whitmire's office says the closures will save Texas about $20 million a year.

Texas Department of Criminal Justice Executive Director Bryan Collier says the agency can shutter the prisons...

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Texas Political Pulse for February 21, 2020. PressRelations Reports created this media review specially for you. Our team is available to answer your questions. Please, just email us: [email protected]

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