Tag Archives: Governor Greg Abbott

West Texas Officials Join Gov. Abbott’s Border Disaster Declaration, Some With Lingering Questions

Several Big Bend counties have agreed to be included in Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s border disaster declaration. The governor’s border plans have sparked a mix of support, hesitancy and confusion among West Texas county officials.

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Former Legislative Leaders From Both Parties Oppose Abbott Veto Of Legislative Funding As State Defends Him

In a new court filing, the attorney general’s office said the governor properly used his veto power when he nixed funding for the Legislature in response to House Democrats walkout over a Republican priority bill on elections.

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Gov. Greg Abbott Blocks Texas From Resettling Refugees In 2020

By Ashley Lopez, KUT Texas will not be resettling refugees in the new fiscal year, Gov. Greg Abbott told federal officials Friday. State officials had until the end of the month to let federal officials know whether they would resettle … Continue reading

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Gov. Greg Abbott Issues 8 Executive Orders Aimed At Stopping Potential Mass Shooters

By Cassandra Pollock, Texas Tribune Gov. Greg Abbott has issued eight executive orders in response to the El Paso and Odessa-Midland mass shootings that happened just weeks apart, his office announced Thursday.

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Abbott Calls For Special Legislative Session

Gov. Greg Abbott has called for a special session of the Texas Legislature to begin July 18.

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Brewster County Sheriff’s Office Will Remove Cross Decals with Lawsuit Settled

Brewster County has agreed to a settlement in the lawsuit filed by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) against the county sheriff’s office over Sheriff Ronny Dodson allowing deputies to place Christian crosses on patrol cars. At a special meeting Tuesday, … Continue reading

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Texas Sues To Prevent Syrian Refugee Resettlement

Texas has filed a lawsuit against the federal government and a nonprofit refugee resettlement group. It’s an effort to stave off resettling more Syrian refugees within state borders without explicitly being informed and the refugees being thoroughly vetted. The lawsuit was filed … Continue reading

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After Paris, Governors Say They Will Oppose Efforts To Resettle Refugees

Despite the growing list of U.S. governors stating they will no longer resettle people from Syria, it’s not clear whether states have the legal authority to keep the refugees out.

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