Friday morning brief 11.22.19

Second amendment & redistricting focus

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On to today’s stories.

Second amendment sanctuary resolutions continue to pass; the count is now at 15. The measures have drawn scorn from some in the mainstream, good indication advocates are hitting the mark.

Redistricting and a strong statewide showing by an unknown Congressman in 2018 have Democrats amped about 2020. But redistricting saber-rattling is unlikely to motivate voters or alter the process by which map is drawn after a summer SCOTUS ruling cleared the way for partisan gerrymandering.

The Associated Republicans of Texas has released a list of endorsed primary candidates. The filing deadline is a couple of weeks out, but primary action this cycle is anemic.

Drug testing of lawmakers in Austin is getting some play after the bust of a State Rep. on cocaine charges. Such a policy has been proposed before and failed.

Hit the links

Impeachment Evidence Still Limited to Hearsay and Presumptions

Hurd heard no evidence of bribery

Abbott orders state regulations, fees cut

Gov. Abbott Elected RGA Chairman

Unions sue to stop state takeover of HISD

UT students interrupt class of professor who violated sexual misconduct policies

Surveying for border wall ramping up

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