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The Midday Brief: Feb. 6, 2012

Your afternoon reading: redistricting deal reached; Paul reimbursed twice for trips; Santorum to visit Texas on Wednesday

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New in The Texas Tribune:

  • "The state unveiled proposed redistricting maps, saying some of the parties in that litigation have signed off on at least some of the lines. Today is a court-set deadline: Three federal judges in San Antonio told the redistricting parties that they needed to reach an agreement by this afternoon to preserve any hope of holding political primaries on April 3." — AG Offers Political Maps, Says Most Parties Agree 
  • "A report released Monday by the conservative Texas Public Policy Foundation renewed its criticism of the Environmental Protection Agency. Environmentalists say the group's concerns are misplaced." — TPPF Criticizes Upcoming "Avalanche" of EPA Rules
  • "A lot of Gov. Rick Perry's most reliable supporters didn't show up in his fourth-quarter campaign finance report. But it's not because they were no longer interested in his campaign." — Perry Lost, but His Donors Are Still Ahead

Your afternoon reading:

  • "Rep. Ron Paul appears to have been paid twice for flights between Washington, D.C., and his Congressional district, receiving reimbursement from taxpayers and also from a network of political and nonprofit organizations he controlled, according to public records and documents obtained by Roll Call." — Records Show Ron Paul Trips Paid Twice, Roll Call

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