Texas, like the rest of the country, is getting far fewer doses of the single-shot Johnson&Johnson vaccine next week than what had been anticipated until a Baltimore production plant is approved for distribution, @TexasDSHS says. It was going to be 500k; now it's under 150k.
.@alexazura recalls 2 cases of late-night voting:
3/20: Voters at an HBCU must wait in line 7 hrs after polls close.
10/20: Harris Co. keeps early voting place open past 12 a.m. Majority of whom show up are ppl of color.
Only one caused #txlege to act. https://t.co/izojOSHll7
.@rossramsey: The Texas Legislature’s budget writers have left more than $38 billion in federal COVID-19 relief out of the budgets they’re writing, as they try to sort through the details and the politics attached to that money. #TXlegehttps://t.co/el7UTWXL6E
Emails show that one of Texas' oil and gas regulators referred to the harm to the agency’s and oil and gas industry’s public image as “the greatest issue we will face” during the February power crisis. https://t.co/uX1gnd0QQC
Corporations generally stay out of legislative fights that don’t directly affect their business, but some are weighing in against proposed Republican restrictions to voting laws, writes @rossramsey. #TXlegehttps://t.co/W8NvooVYqZ
Republican lawmakers are working hard to make voting in Texas more difficult. @rossramsey writes that these restrictions have more to do with the 2018 election than the 2020 election. https://t.co/yHSc8O9PWX
.@rossramsey writes that it's the 2018 election that alarmed Texas Republicans: "The legislation they’re pushing would arguably tilt the table their way in the 2022 elections that are up next." #TXlegehttps://t.co/OTh60Y6GTD
.@rossramsey writes: If Texas lawmakers go ahead with current proposals to bar local governments from hiring lobbyists to represent them in Austin, they’ll be hurting small towns more than big cities, and rural counties more than urban ones. #TXlegehttps://t.co/QNEnblLJCo
Texas prisons are finding just as many drugs — and writing up even more prisoners for having them — despite restrictions on mail and visitors. Contraband is most often brought in by staff, say prisoners and employees. From @jsmccullou and @MarshallProjhttps://t.co/nMPoVQgJPr
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