• April 15, 2021

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Here’s What Gov. Greg Abbott has Said – or Not

When Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he was calling back the Texas Legislature for a special session, he promised to “make it count,” setting a wide-ranging agenda of 20 issues for lawmakers to consider beginning July 18. Some of the topics, including school finance reform and property tax reform, have been on Abbott’s legislative […]Read More

Senator Rodríguez’s Statement on Call for Special Session

Austin – Senator José Rodríguez, Chairman of the Senate Democratic Caucus, released the following statement regarding today’s call by the Governor for a Special Session: I agree with Gov. Abbott’s previous statements: We had ample time to take care of issues during the Regular Session. Instead, the commitment to important Texas priorities such as fixing […]Read More

Analysis: A Governor Taking Back the Spotlight

Gov. Greg Abbott’s call for a special July-August session gives you a clue — through the timing and the subject matter — as to what problem he hopes to solve. He wants to erase the notion — a popular idea in the Texas Capitol — that he’s not in charge. Abbott laid out a bewildering list of […]Read More

Analysis: One (Texas) Official to Rule Them All

In the old days — we’re talking way back, in the pre-2015 era — every mayor in the United States of America wanted to be governor and then president and then the face on a nickel or a dime or a two-dollar bill. Maybe the office of governor should be the end game for every […]Read More

SCOTUS Rules Against HB2: Reactions

Governor Abbott Statement On Supreme Court’s HB 2 Ruling Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling on HB 2: “The decision erodes States’ law making authority to safeguard the health and safety of women and subjects more innocent life to being lost. Texas’ goal is to protect innocent life, […]Read More

Abbott Rejects Obama Criticism of Texas Voter Turnout Efforts

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott repudiated President Barack Obama’s recent criticisms of the state’s voter laws on Monday, arguing that Texas must remain vigilant against voter fraud. “What I find is that leaders of the other party are against efforts to crack down on voter fraud,” Abbott said. “The fact is that voter fraud is rampant. In […]Read More