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[Press Release] ICYMI: Governor Abbott: Texas To New Hampshire Businesses: Come On Down

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 8:58am
Last week, Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed a fiscally responsible budget that reduced the tax burden on job creators while funding critical services in the Granite State. New Hampshire already has high business tax rates when compared to surrounding states — and especially when compared to Texas.
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[Press Release] Texas Reaches Agreement On Deep Water Horizon Case

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:55am
Texas today announced an agreement in principle between BP Exploration and Production Inc. and the states of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and the U.S. federal government.
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[Press Release] ICYMI: Governor Abbott Invites New Hampshire Businesses To Relocate To Texas

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 10:42am
Governor Greg Abbott spoke this morning with Peter St. James in New Hampshire on WTPL’s, “The Pulse” radio program to discuss New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan’s decision last week to veto a budget that included business tax cuts.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Statement On Supreme Court’s HB 2 Ruling

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 3:57pm
Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling on HB 2.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Statement On SCOTUS EPA Ruling

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 11:21am
Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to reject the EPA’s regulations on power plants.
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[Press Release] First Lady Cecilia Abbott to Chair 32nd Annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 4:37pm
First Lady Cecilia Abbott today announced that she will serve as Honorary Chair of the 32nd Annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Issues Memo Directing State Agencies To Protect Religious Liberty

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 12:01pm
Following the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage, Governor Greg Abbott today issued a memo to all state agency heads directing them to respect and preserve Texans religious liberties and First Amendment rights.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Statement On Supreme Court Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 10:13am
Governor Greg Abbott today released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling:
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Invites New Hampshire Businesses To Seek New Opportunities In Texas

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 1:06pm
- Governor Greg Abbott today released a statement on New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan’s decision to veto the state budget, which passed both houses of the New Hampshire legislature Wednesday and included significant reductions in the state’s business profits tax and business enterprise tax to help New Hampshire job creators.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Statement On Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 9:38am
Governor Greg Abbott today released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare.
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[Press Release] FEMA Again Amends Disaster Declaration

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 3:38pm
On Friday evening, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) amended the notice of a major disaster declaration for the state of Texas which they issued on May 29th, 2015.
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[Press Release] ICYMI: Governor Abbott: The Texas ‘Economic Miracle’ Is Far From Finished

Wed, 06/24/2015 - 1:44pm
Freedom is the intangible but very real promise of Texas that encourages businesses to grow in the Lone Star State.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Adds 6 Counties To Disaster Declaration

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 10:28am
Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster in 6 additional counties, bringing the total number of counties under Texas’ state disaster declaration to 110.
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[Press Release] ICYMI: Governor Abbott: Congress And Governors: Just Say No To Obamacare

Mon, 06/22/2015 - 8:45am
I am calling on members of Congress and my fellow governors across the country to show some political spine and just say no to Obamacare.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Signs State Budget Into Law

Sat, 06/20/2015 - 7:44pm
Governor Greg Abbott today signed HB 1, the General Appropriations Act, into law. Upon signing the 2016-2017 budget, Governor Abbott released the following statement:
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Addresses Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber Of Commerce 35th Annual Awards Luncheon

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 12:45pm
Governor Greg Abbott today attended and addressed the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce 35th Annual Awards Luncheon to discuss with area business leaders the many reasons why Texas remains the leading state for liberty and economic opportunity.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Statement On Texas Supreme Court Decision To Uphold Same-Sex Divorce

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 11:37am
Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement following the Texas Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the divorce of a same-sex couple in Austin, TX.
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[Press Release] First Lady Cecilia Abbott Honors 2015 Governor’s Small Business Awards Winners

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 9:44am
First Lady Cecilia Abbott honored the winners of the 2015 Governor’s Small Business Awards this week, emphasizing the important role small businesses play in the success of Texas’ economy. Both events were hosted by the Texas Governor’s Office and the Texas Workforce Commission.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Names Donna Bahorich Chair of State Board of Education

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 2:45pm
Governor Greg Abbott today named Donna Bahorich Chair of the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) for a term to expire February 1, 2017.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Adds 10 Counties To Disaster Declaration

Thu, 06/18/2015 - 10:33am
Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster in 24 additional counties, bringing the total number of counties under Texas’ state disaster declaration to 104.
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