• October 21, 2020

Tags : Gov. Greg Abbott

Gov. Greg Abbott orders Texans in most counties to wear

Gov. Greg Abbott issued a nearly statewide mask mandate Thursday as Texas scrambles to get its coronavirus surge under control. The order requires Texans living in counties with 20 or more positive COVID-19 cases to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth while inside a business or other building open to the public, […]Read More

Gov. Greg Abbott orders Texas bars to close again and

Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday took his most drastic action yet to respond to the post-reopening coronavirus surge in Texas, shutting bars back down and scaling back restaurant capacity to 50%. He also shut down river-rafting trips, which have been blamed for a swift rise in cases in Hays County, and banned outdoor gatherings of […]Read More

Gov. Greg Abbott on Texas bars and restaurants: Expect an

Gov. Greg Abbott says he will make an announcement Thursday about potential further statewide action to combat the new coronavirus, acknowledging that the spread of COVID-19 in Texas has increased dramatically over the past several days. His remarks came in response to a reporter’s question Wednesday about whether he plans to shut down bars and […]Read More

Gov. Abbott warns Texas agencies seeing 10k attempted cyber attacks

Gov. Greg Abbott is warning Texans to be “particularly vigilant” regarding potential cyberterrorism from Iran, suggesting that heightened tensions with the country have caused an increase in attempted attacks on state agencies. “This is something that everybody in the state of Texas needs to be concerned, prepared and be able to address,” Abbott said Tuesday during a […]Read More

Gov. Greg Abbott orders state agencies to reduce licensing regulations,

Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered state agencies to review and overhaul their licensing requirements, with an eye toward providing Texans “the opportunity to earn a living free from unnecessary state intrusion.” In an Oct. 8 letter to the heads of state agencies, signed by the Republican governor himself, Abbott directed agencies to trim licensing regulations, reduce fees […]Read More

Gov. Greg Abbott signs $250 billion budget with no line-item

Gov. Greg Abbott signed the state’s roughly $250 billion budget Saturday, bringing a session-long effort to address the Legislature’s top priorities — school funding and property taxes — to a close. A spokesman for Abbott confirmed that the governor signed the budget without issuing a single line-item veto, a mechanism that allows him to shrink the budget […]Read More