Voter ID: A continuance requested by the U.S. Dept. of Justice has been granted, delaying until February 28 the start of Tuesday’s trial to determine whether the state passed its Voter ID law with discriminatory intent. The motion for continuance cited “the federal government’s change in administration” and a need for “additional time to brief the new leadership” on the case. The federal government was set to argue that the Voter ID was passed with a discriminatory intent.

GOV: Gov. Greg Abbott confirmed he would seek a second term in 2018. Abbott’s campaign reported having $34.4M on hand as of December 31.

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