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Governor's Press Releases
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[Press Release] Secretary Of State Cascos To Visit Mexico

5 hours 8 min ago
Governor Greg Abbott today announced Texas Secretary of State Carlos Cascos will travel to Mexico City on April 27th-30th to deliver a message of bilateral collaboration on behalf of the State of Texas.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Meets With Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 4:01pm
Governor Greg Abbott today welcomed President Juan Orlando Hernandez of the Republic of Honduras to Texas for a meeting and discussion on the Texas-Honduras economic relationship.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Statement On Passage Of Senate Early Education Bills

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 2:22pm
Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following the passage of several of his priority early education initiatives in the Texas Senate.
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[Press Release] ICYMI: Governor Abbott On The Laura Ingraham Show

Thu, 04/23/2015 - 10:53am
Governor Greg Abbott today joined The Laura Ingraham Show to discuss the ongoing lawsuit against the Obama Administration’s executive amnesty order and the importance of securing the border, among other issues.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Appoints Three To Texas Southern University Board Of Regents

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 3:03pm
Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Wesley Terrell of Dallas, Derrick Mitchell of Houston and re-appointed Marilyn Agatha Rose of Houston to the Texas Southern University Board of Regents for terms to expire on February 1, 2021.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Challenges Federal EPA On Proposed Regional Haze Regulations

Wed, 04/22/2015 - 9:48am
Governor Greg Abbott submitted comment to the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)’s Air Planning Section regarding the agency’s proposed “regional haze” rule and the its unlawful attempt to force a federal implementation plan on Texas in place of an already-developed state implementation plan.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Appoints Solis To Board Of Pardons And Paroles

Tue, 04/21/2015 - 9:14am
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Colonel Lionel F. "Fred" Solis, U.S. Army Retired, of San Antonio, Texas to the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles for a term to expire February 1, 2021.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Supports Florida's Decision To Take Legal Action Against Expansion of Obamacare

Mon, 04/20/2015 - 9:47am
Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement supporting Governor Rick Scott’s (R-FL) decision to take legal action against the Obama administration for halting federal funds in an attempt to force states to expand Obamacare.
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[Press Release] Stevie Ray Vaughan To Be Inducted Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 4:15pm
Texas native and legendary blues musician Stevie Ray Vaughan will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 18 in Cleveland, Ohio.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Releases 2014 Tax Return

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 2:32pm
Texas Governor Greg Abbott today released his tax return for 2014, in keeping with his pledge to release tax returns each year he serves as governor.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Statement On March Jobs Numbers

Fri, 04/17/2015 - 10:45am
The Texas Workforce Commission today announced the State of Texas has achieved its lowest unemployment rate since 2007, dropping to 4.2 percent in March despite a seasonally adjusted employment decrease of 25,400 jobs.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Touts Franchise Tax Proposal On Tax Day

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 1:43pm
Governor Greg Abbott today hosted a press conference with Ellen Wood, co-founder and CEO of vcfo, a finance, human resources and recruiting professional services firm with Texas-based offices in Austin, Houston and Dallas, to promote his plan to reduce the business franchise tax.
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[Press Release] First Lady Cecilia Abbott Addresses Leo C. Benavides Awards Dinner

Wed, 04/15/2015 - 10:43am
First Lady Cecilia Abbott delivered the keynote address at last night's 17th Annual Leo C. Benavides Awards Dinner.
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[Press Release] 2015 Barbara Jordan Media Awards Winners Announced

Tue, 04/14/2015 - 1:30pm
The Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities today announced the winners of the 2015 Barbara Jordan Media Awards, as selected by a panel of judges consisting of journalists, professionals in the field of disabilities and individuals with disabilities.
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[Press Release] First Lady Cecilia Abbott Addresses #Stand4Freedom Rally On Texas Ending Modern Slavery Day

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 3:28pm
First Lady Cecilia Abbott today addressed attendants of the Texas Ending Modern Slavery Day #Stand4Freedom Rally on the south steps of the Texas Capitol.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Attends Fort Hood Purple Heart Medal Ceremony

Fri, 04/10/2015 - 10:53am
Governor Greg Abbott today attended the Purple Heart and Defense of Freedom Medal Ceremony honoring the victims of the 2009 Fort Hood terrorist attack.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Addresses Houston Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 1:17pm
Governor Greg Abbott traveled to Houston today to address the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, America’s largest Hispanic Chamber comprised of over 4,000 Hispanic business owners and community leaders.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Issues Special Election Call For HD-124 Runoff

Thu, 04/09/2015 - 10:32am
Governor Greg Abbott today ordered a special election runoff to be held in House District 124 on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, for the purpose of electing a state representative to serve the remainder of term of the Honorable José Menéndez.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Statement On HB 4 Vote

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 5:08pm
Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement following the passage of HB 4 to third reading by the Texas House of Representatives.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Statement On Latest Ruling Over Executive Amnesty

Wed, 04/08/2015 - 11:56am
Governor Greg Abbott today released the following statement in response to District Court Judge Andrew Hanen’s order denying the Obama Administration’s request for a stay of the Court’s earlier ruling
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