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The last of three debates leading up to the May 1 election will be Wednesday. The Victoria Advocate and the Victoria Chamber of Commerce will co-sponsor the debate between Victoria school board District 2 candidates Estella De Los Santos and Kenneth Wells.

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On May 1 residents of Victoria will vote for a new city council member, two new Victoria school board and a $156,845,000 bond for school improvements in the district. Here’s what you need to know to prepare for the elections.

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The Victoria school district proposed a $156.8 million bond for the May 1 ballot. The proposal looks to rebuild two campuses and address district-wide repairs. In a four-part series, the Advocate will explore the bond proposal and what it means for the community.

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Ned Lamont signed an executive order Tuesday that will allow people to use the continuing COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse to vote by absentee in any election, primary or referendum held before May 20.

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AUSTIN (AP) — Democrat Mike Collier is running again for Texas lieutenant governor as the biggest slot on the 2022 party ticket remains vacant — a challenger to take on Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A rural superintendent backed by Democrats faces a retired suburban Milwaukee superintendent largely supported by Republicans in Tuesday's election to select Wisconsin's top education official.

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AUSTIN (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that he wouldn’t throw the ceremonial first pitch as planned at the Texas Rangers’ home opener — the latest jab in a fight that’s pushing corporate America into the political battle over voting rights.

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A coalition of faith leaders and activists on Monday demanded the elimination of the Senate filibuster, wading into a crucial debate in Washington with a 50-50 Senate and President Joe Biden eyeing ambitious legislation on expanding voting rights, stemming gun violence and other proposals th…

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ATLANTA (AP) — Liberal activists are stepping up calls for corporate America to denounce Republican efforts to tighten state voting laws, and businesses accustomed to cozy political relationships now find themselves in the middle of a growing partisan fight over voting rights.

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AUSTIN (AP) — The ranks of big corporations now criticizing GOP efforts to restrict voting access spread Thursday to Texas as measures that would reduce options to cast ballots and limit polling hours advanced in the state Capitol.

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FOLSOM, Calif. (AP) — Orrin Heatlie was recovering from a back procedure and browsing social media in 2019 when he found a video of California Gov. Gavin Newsom instructing immigrants in the country illegally not to open their doors to law enforcement unless officers had a warrant.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Facing a deadline to act on bills from this year's legislative session, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that he had signed several high-profile measures, including a school reopening bill, and advanced a sweeping voting rights measure.

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BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts attorney who served on Winthrop’s Town Council and School Committee won a special election Tuesday to fill the seat left vacant by the departure of former Democratic House Speaker Robert DeLeo.

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  • Grace Butler said:

    Remember, the man who claims to want the best representing our kids and teachers "doesn't play fair". What an example to send.

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  • Grace Butler said:

    The more I hear about Zuck the more I hope he loses his bid. We don't need a man like him to have any more power in this town.

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  • Rick Dockery said:

    A few years ago I had high hopes Ben would stay towards the libertarian message. At times he does, but now seems to pick team red.

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  • Rick Dockery said:

    I don’t have a board member up for election, but this is getting interesting. Should be a fun couple weeks

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