This Week in Texas: September 5, 2012

Posted September 5, 2012 in The Mignon Memo

More action in the court system.  Last week, a three-judge federal panel rejected the Texas voter identification law, saying it would improperly suppress the voting rights of minorities.  Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said that, like the redistricting ruling, Texas will appeal the Voter ID decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.  In the meantime, Texans will not be required to present a photo ID to vote in person for the November 6th General Election.

Speaking of the November 6th General Election, you can find a list of candidates on the Texas Secretary of State’s website. The last day to register to vote in this election is October 9, 2012.  Early voting begins October 22, 2012 and runs through November 2, 2012.

Gov. Rick Perry and First Lady Anita Perry are in Italy this week on an economic development mission. Governor Perry is set to meet with business and government leaders, and participate in the 38th Annual Ambrosetti Intelligence on the World, Europe and Italy Forum. The Perrys will also attend the 2012 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix at the Monza Circuit.