FRI brief 5.29.20

Quarter spectated sporting events

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Today's stories

ERIC HOLDER is endorsing 30 Democrat candidates for Texas House and rolling about like a big dog, spending $115,000 across 26 districts.

GREG ABBOTT yesterday, out of the blue, six months before the general election, extended early voting for an undisclosed number of days. 

The announcement was made in passing during an interview on Lubbock television. With multiple court cases in the early stages that may require negotiations and the unknowns about public health that far out, the announcement looks like poor negotiating observers have come to expect.

In addition to the expanded early voting, Abbott announced outdoor professional sporting events open at 25%. Approval to host quarter-spectated-events will have to be given by the Texas Department of Health.

POLITICAL HACKS self-identifying as journalists are pretending that this week's SCOTX ruling, slapping down an expansion of mail-in balloting, adds confusion to voting by mail.

It doesn't.

  1. Texas voters have always been expected to not lie on forms.

  2. Election officials have the same latitude; they've always had to accept applications.

  3. Law enforcement officials have the same broad investigative powers to locate and prosecute Texans who break the law.

JOHN CORNYN and Ted Cruz find themselves on opposite sides of a debate over cuts to the guest worker visa program amid the coronavirus outbreak.

AMERICANS are more worried about the economy than the risk of being infected with the Chia virus accordion to polling from FiveThirtyEight.

Hit the links

Tech billionaires secret plans to boost Joe Biden

Bastrop Co. COVID19 cases went from 132 to 173 last week

TX Congressman Chip Roy bill gives PPP flexibility

American Airlines planning 30% cut, mostly in DFW

Capitol staffer, accused murder competent to stand trial

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Economic and Social Costs of Legalized Marijuana (NEW)

Asymptomatic COVID-19 patient infected ZERO of 455 contacts.

Recovery and hydroxychloroquine

Public Policy Polling: April 2020

COVID19 Links

Texas Recovered Numbers

Updated Google Creeper File

Modeling & Projections

Texas HHS Chinese Coronavirus Dashboard

Hostage-at-Home Compliance Tracker

Texas unemployment claims

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