Texas: Parties Will Meet Again Feb. 15 in San Antonio
Lone Star State officials will almost certainly be forced to move the April 3 primary after failing to meet the Feb. 6 deadline for completing a compromise map.
State Attorney General Greg Abbott announced Monday they had come to an agreement over a new map, but the vast majority of the plaintiffs disagreed with it.
As a result, a federal court in San Antonio made it clear this would not count as an acceptable compromise but said both parties should continue to negotiate.
The court reiterated that both parties would meet Wednesday for a status conference.
In the meantime, it's very likely officials will have to reschedule the primary or split the primaries on two dates.
Party officials are resistant to changing the primary date, in part because they would lose hundreds of thousands of dollars in hotel reservations made for their respective party conventions.
Rhode Island: Chafee Signs New Line Into Law
Gov. Lincoln Chafee (I) signed into law Wednesday the redistricting plan that the state Legislature passed last week.
Rep. David Cicilline (D) is the big winner under the new map. It is anticipated he will have a tough re-election race this cycle, but his redrawn district shifts Democratic voters from fellow Democratic Rep. James Langevin's 2nd district into Cicilline's 1st district.
In the fall, the discussion about shifting voters was a source of tension between the two men.
Rep. Bill Cassidy has his blood drawn by Alesha Barbour during a free hepatitis screening in the Rayburn House Office Building hosted by the Congressional Viral Hepatitis Caucus to recognize "National Viral Hepatitis Testing Day."
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