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The Texas House will be debating the proposed map for their 150 legislative districts, #HB1, & at least 70 floor amendments soon.

See the quoted tweet for their starting point.

Here are the pre-filed amendments:…

We'll be live-tweeting on this🧵. #txlege
While we wait for floor debate, take a look at our video primer below for how the latest Texas House plan impacts different regions, partisanship, and control of the lower chamber in the upcoming election cycles. #txlege #redistricting
Right before the session gets really started today, Speaker @DadePhelan administers the oath of office for new #HD10 state Rep. @brianeharrison. This will bring the body to 149 members w/1 vacancy in the pending #HD118 runoff. #txlege
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#Redistricting cmte hearings today.

Senate will be voting on #SB6, proposed congressional maps, & amendments. Stream:…

House will be hearing #HB1, proposed state House maps, cmte amendments & surprisingly voting it out today. Live-tweeting here. #txlege
Redistricting Chair @toddahunter said the plan (PLANH2101) creates a new AfAm majority district & 2 new Hispanic majority districts (38 total).

Hunter also claims the new House maps were drawn w/out using CVAP (estimated citizenship voting age population). #txlege #HB1
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Background—April 2021: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ anti riot-bill will make penalties harsher… READ the legislation:… #HB1 #Florida #Protests #FreeSpeech
Background: “Despite new state laws to prohibit demonstrations blocking traffic, SOS Cuba protesters were inspired to follow the actions of the Black Lives Matter movement in Miami-Dade County.”… #SOSCuba #BLM #Florida #Protests #FreeSpeech #HB1
Given this: “And while the loudest critics of the law have been on the left, concern among those who looked at the wording carefully crosses party lines…all 11 members of the RLC's legislative affairs committee opposed it.” 1/2 #HB1 #Florida #Protests
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NEW PAPER and THREAD: The waiting list for green cards has grown well into the millions.

The wait times = decades.

Cost to the U.S. economy = billions.

Recapturing these green cards is possible and will add billions to the U.S. GDP.…
Administrative errors and #COVID19 have left hundreds of thousands of green card slots unused.

(Want more on how GCs work and why we have the slots that we have? See this from @chooseboundless).…
Just how bad is the green card backlog? @catoinstitute’s @David_J_Bier has found that the employment-based green card backlog surpassed 1.2 million applicants last year and could double by FY 2030.…
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Virginia has repealed the ultrasound requirement before an abortion, as well as the 24-hour waiting period. Northam signed this bill yesterday.

Virginia also just banned housing & employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation & gender identity.
Virginia has also now adopted automatic voter registration. When Northam signed, made VA 17th state with such a law.

This is the first session with a Dem majority in decades, & we're waiting on fate of a number of other major bills in coming hours. More here as news comes in.
NEW: Virginia will no longer suspend driver's licenses for people who have unpaid court debt. This affects many hundreds of thousands people, cutting off their access to employment, transportation, and more.

Thsi is #SB1, which Northam signed today.
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At 8am today the House State Affairs Committee will meet to discuss #HB1 a bill which is an attempt to silence the voice of working people in Florida. We'll keep you updated on this thread. As always, you can follow along live on The Florida Channel
Chair Rep. @BlaiseIngoglia is laying out the ground rules. Says there are some bills that he expects will have a lot of people who want to speak and asks they consider waiving in support/opposition.

Looks like they'll hear quite a few bills before #HB1. We'll keep you updated.
@BlaiseIngoglia It was just announced that there will be two more bills before #HB1. We'll be providing live updates soon.
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8:30 this morning the House Oversight, Transparency, and Public Management Subcommittee will take up the union busting #HB1…
We'll provide live updates on this thread during the meeting, and as always, you can watch the meeting live via @floridachannel
@floridachannel There are two bills on the agenda today, and the committee is starting with House Bill 253. We'll provide live updates when they move to #HB1.
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We’ve developed 17 normative principles that will guide our immigration policy recommendations in 2020. Here they are. <THREAD>…
1). Effective enforcement of immigration law must take into account the incentives that drive undocumented immigration.
(Since the ability to work is one of the main incentives, increasing work visas and creating a reliable system that allows employers to confirm legal eligibility should be a priority.)
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