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Politics in Brief - February 11 2019

TX FLAGS 95,000 VOTERS FOR CITIZENSHIP VERIFICATION

The TEXAS secretary of state’s office announced last month that it had flagged 95,000 registered voters for citizenship checks. The individuals were flagged because they had provided a form of documentation showing they were not citizens, such as a work visa or green card, when they applied for a driver’s license or state ID card. Civil rights groups are considering litigation to block the move. (TEXAS TRIBUNE, [AUSTIN])

 

VA HOUSE SPEAKER BACKS BIPARTISAN REDISTRICTING COMMISSION

VIRGINIA House Speaker Kirk Cox (R) said he’s backing a proposed constitutional amendment to turn over the job of drawing the state’s legislative and congressional districts to a bipartisan commission. Cox said the move was prompted by the protracted legal battle over the state’s Republican-drawn 2011 district maps that has led to the redrawing of a number of congressional districts by a federal court in a way that could favor Democrats. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

 

FEDS SHIP PLUTONIUM TO NV WITHOUT STATE’S CONSENT

A federal court filing last month revealed that the National Nuclear Security Administration transported about half a metric ton of radioactive plutonium to NEVADA from SOUTH CAROLINA sometime before November 2018. That move came after a U.S. District Court in South Carolina ordered the material to be removed from that state but before Nevada sued the Department of Energy to block the transfer. (NEVADA INDEPENDENT [LAS VEGAS])

 

 

-- Compiled by KOREY CLARK