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From Vox: The real fix for gerrymandering is proportional representation
- Click here for the article . The furor over the Supreme Court case considering limits on gerrymandering has reminded me of a conference I attended years ago. This was a meeting mostly composed of legal scholars focused on progressive reforms to the Americ...
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From the Texas Tribune: Analysis: Forget about new political maps — probably
- Click here for it . More federalism. If anything changes in Texas politics in 2018, it’ll likely be the work of voters — not mapmakers. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to stick with the state’s current political maps will preserve, for now, the Republic...
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From the Texas Tribune: Houston looks to Supreme Court to resolve same-sex marriage benefits fight
- Click here for the article . Full throated federalism. After the Texas Supreme Court ruled that the landmark decision legalizing same-sex marriage does not fully address the right to marriage benefits, the city of Houston is now looking to the U.S. Suprem...
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From the Texas Tribune: Senate bill would let Houston voters weigh in on fix to pension crisis
The question is, should they? - Click here for the article . If the Texas Senate gets its way, Houston city officials could have to get voter approval for a plan to partially shore up massive, multi-billion-dollar shortfalls in some of the city’s public pen...
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From the Texas Tribune: Judge orders Ken Paxton trial moved out of Collin County and delayed
For 2306, and our look at the executive and judicial branches - and the criminal justice system. - Click here for the article . The judge in the securities fraud case against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has ruled that the trial should be moved out of ...
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From the NYT: ‘We Must Fight Them’: Trump Goes After Conservatives of Freedom Caucus
Trump has a new enemy. An example of the relatively new concept of primarying. - Click here for the article . President Trump declared war on the conservatives of the House Freedom Caucus on Thursday, suggesting Republicans should “fight them” in the 2018 m...
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For 2306 today
- Abbott looks to conference committee to sort out pre-K dispute . Gov. Greg Abbott is looking to the budget conference committee to sort out a dispute over his prekindergarten initiative as it becomes clear he cannot rely on the House and Senate to fully f...
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From the Texas Tribune: Analysis: One (Texas) official to rule them all
Is there a plot underway to concentrate power in the states? - Click here for the article . In the old days — we're talking way back, in the pre-2015 era — every mayor in the United States of America wanted to be governor and then president and then the fac...
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From the Texas Tribune: Will Texas universities face perfect storm of cuts?
This might be of interest to all of you. - Click here for the article . Higher education leaders entered the 2017 session of the Texas Legislature expecting some dark days. Two-and-a-half months in, they're now focused on warding off a perfect storm. In add...
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From the Washington POst: Attorney General Jeff Sessions repeats Trump threat that ‘sanctuary cities’ could lose Justice Department grants
An example of coercive federalism? - Click here for the article Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Monday threatened to strip some “sanctuary cities” of coveted Justice Department grants for state and local law enforcement, saying those places that did not c...
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