Greg Abbott

Ryan E. Poppe

Gov. Greg Abbott has issued an order to all state agencies, requesting they not use emergency leave and severance packages for state employees intending to leave the job.  Non-profits focused on state ethics codes say the Legislature should also be doing more to fix the problem and investigate agencies for alleged abuse.


One of the policy items that won overwhelming support at this weekend’s state GOP convention was a directive that lawmakers pass legislation in 2017 that would allow doctors to prescribe medical marijuana to their patients.  But an effort to expand Texas’ marijuana laws may be over before they even begin.

Ryan E. Poppe



Gov. Greg Abbott helps usher in the latest expansion of jobs and services for the San Antonio area as General Motors breaks ground on a new facility on the city’s West Side.

Emails Show Abbott’s Involvement at Child Welfare Agency

Apr 5, 2016
Bob Daemmrich / The Texas Tribune

Gov. Greg Abbott had been in office just six days before facing his first tragedy involving a child under the state's care. Justice Hull, a two-month-old girl from Dallas, was drowned by the 14-year-old daughter of Hull’s state-approved caretaker on Jan. 26, 2015. 

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Governor Greg Abbott has expanded his state commission aimed at assisting Texas women.  Abbott says his office’s Commission For Women will not include an examination of income inequality for women in the workplace.