Greg Abbott

From Texas Standard:

Debates over the budget, the bathroom bils and sanctuary cities are getting national attention, and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and House Speaker Joe Straus get a lot of the headlines. But what about Governor Greg Abbott? Why has he been so quiet?

Analysis: Can Abbott Assemble An Army For This Session’s Pre-K Fight?

Mar 22, 2017
Illustration by Todd Wiseman / Robin Jerstad

 

The governor of Texas is getting bullied on his request for serious money for a serious pre-kindergarten program. Messing with governors can be risky business, but Texas lawmakers aren’t answering Greg Abbott’s call.

Texans aren’t, either.

Ryan Poppe

The Texas Senate has approved legislation to ban sanctuary cities.  The bill heads to the Texas House once senators give it final approval.

Debate on Lubbock Republican Charles Perry’s bill was heated, ending with a vote along party lines, 20 Senate Republicans for it, 11 Democrats against. 

Ryan Poppe

Gov. Greg Abbott has given Texas lawmakers some marching orders.  In his State of the State address Tuesday Abbott designated four issues as “emergency” items.  That enables lawmakers to vote on that legislation more quickly.

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