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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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Texas suburbs are ground zero in the fight for the White House, control of Congress, and the fight for the leadership of the Texas State House. See the results of Reform Austin’s latest poll. #txlege #tx2020 1/…
RA News polled 22 battleground House districts, incl. 5 won by Dems in 2018 (#HD45, #HD65, #HD102, #HD132, #HD135) & 17 that House Ds identified as targets in 2020. The districts are mostly suburban & exurban in the Austin, Houston, DFW & Killeen–Temple metros. #txlege 2/
If the election were to be held today, President Trump would win in only 5 out of 22 districts polled by RA News. Former VP Joe Biden would take 7 districts. The remainder are a toss-up, with neither candidate having the support of at least 50% of those polled. #txlege 3/ Image
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We're continuing our State Legislative finance series by looking at Michigan tonight! We've only got State House elections here this year, but we've got some exciting ones! Let's get to it!

Chris Slat (D)- RAISED: $14,063 ON HAND: $11,532
Joe Bellino (R, Inc)- RAISED: $9,112 ON HAND: $59,058

@CNalysis Rating: Likely R
This Monroe-area seat went to Trump by 18, but Gretchen Whitmer only lost it by 1 in 2018. Slat raising some good fundraising numbers should give some encouragement to Dems here, but this remains kind of a reach seat for them.
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Some highlights from today's legislator and staff call with @TXWorkforce. Thread. #hd45
.@TXWorkforce had a lot of information about childcare. As of yesterday (05/26), TWC has 26,000 kids enrolled in the essential workers program. The enrollment deadline closed on 05/20, but apps received on or before will still be processed.
.@TXWorkforce waived the parent share of cost for all at-risk families for 2 months. It will be reinstated effective June 1, but can be waived on a case-by-case basis for extenuating circumstances.
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.@TXWorkforce just held their weekly call for legislators and staff. Here are the highlights. Thread. #hd45
Since the week ending 03/14, @TXWorkforce has received over 2.3 M claims and paid out over $4.6 B in unemployment benefits to Texans affected by #COVID19. $2.8 B of that has been paid in the extra $600/week payments & $294.2 M paid in federal pandemic unemployment assistance.
All 8 call centers are still working 7AM-7PM, 7 days a week. This past Monday, 97,307 callers placed ~1.1 M call attempts to the call centers, a decrease from last Monday which had ~116K unique callers place 1.5 M call attempts.
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Constituent Spotlight: Diana Garcia - De Zavala Elementary School, @SanMarcosCISD!

Congratulations Diana for receiving the @HEB HEB Excellence in Education Award for Lifetime Achievement! #HD45 Image
Diana has been a teacher for 21 years and is a graduate of @UTAustin. She’s originally from San Antonio, but has lived in San Marcos for 8 years.
Join me in congratulating Diana and thanking her for her distinguished service to the students of San Marcos.
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Just finished with @TXWorkforce's call for legislators and staff in which they provided updates on the process for applying for unemployment benefits in Texas. Thread. #hd45
Since the week ending on 03/14, @TXWorkforce has taken over 2.2 million claims & paid just over $3.7 B in unemployment insurance benefits. $2.1 B of that was paid in the extra $600/week payments, & $134.5 M was paid in pandemic UI benefits for those not traditionally eligible.
Just this past Monday, @TXWorkforce had 116,000 unique callers place roughly 1 million call attempts into the call centers. All 8 call centers are up and running and staffed by ~1,200 people. Call centers are open every day from 7 AM - 7 PM.
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Just got off the call @TXWorkforce hosts for legislators and staff. Call volumes continue to remain high with over 1 million call attempts a day, but they're working hard to assist people as quickly as possible. Thread. #hd45 #COVID__19
All 8 call centers are now up and running. With the emergency hiring of new staff and bringing on the third-party call centers, there are now ~1,200 people answering calls from 7am-7pm every day of the week.
95% of claims are being submitted through @TXWorkforce's online system, and they are still encouraging folks to apply through the website first.
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Here’s some of the things I’m hoping for in @GovAbbott’s press conference today.

1. Straight talk w/ public about the need to modify behaviors to slow the spread. #maskuptexas

2. Clear guidance to local leaders about what protections they can do on top of gov’s order. #txlege
3. Plans to waive unemployment insurance rules to make it easier for high risk individuals to stay home instead of returning to high risk jobs.

4. Enforceable sanitation and social distancing guidance for every single open business.
5. Straight talk about how many tests/day we have now, how many we need, and when we anticipate having them.

6. Clear plans to protect our most vulnerable community members including regular testing of elder care and medical workers.
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Just got off @TXWorkforce's call for legislators and staff a short while ago. We know folks continue to have issues submitting applications, requesting payments, and getting through to the call centers. TWC is working around the clock to try to resolve these issues. Thread. #hd45
Since the week ending on 03/14, @TXWorkforce has taken over 1.6 million claims for unemployment insurance benefits. That is roughly 2 years of claims packed into the last 34 days alone.
As of this past Monday, 04/20, @TXWorkforce has paid out more than $1 billion in benefits. They've added around 1,000 new hires, transfers of existing staff, and contract workers. Call center hours have been extended to 7am-7pm every day of the week.
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