The 87th Regular Session of the Texas Legislature convenes tomorrow (Tuesday) at noon.

HD68 special: Early voting began today (Monday) for the January 23 special election to fill the unexpired House term of Sen. Drew Springer (R-Muenster).

Redistricting: A Dept. of Justice attorney told U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh that the first set of 2020 Census data would not be released until March 6 – more than two months after the statutory December 31 deadline. These counts are used to apportion the U.S. House of Representatives among the states. Detailed data used for redistricting are likely also further delayed, increasing chances that redistricting will not be completed by the end of the regular session.

Democratic Caucus: The House Democratic Caucus re-elected Rep. Chris Turner (D-Grand Prairie) as chair.

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