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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Addresses Joint Legislative Session Honoring Memorial Day

Sat, 05/23/2015 - 1:40pm
Governor Greg Abbott today addressed a Joint Session of the Texas Legislature commemorating Texas fallen heroes in honor of Memorial Day.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Straus Announce Tax Relief For Texans

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 9:28pm
Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and Speaker Joe Straus today announced a $3.8 billion tax relief package for Texas businesses and homeowners.
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[Press Release] First Lady Visits Van, Receives Briefing On Tornado Damage And Recovery

Wed, 05/20/2015 - 3:38pm
First Lady Cecilia Abbott today visited Van, the East Texas town that suffered extensive damage as a result of a May 10, 2015 tornado.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Statement On Waco Shootings

Mon, 05/18/2015 - 1:11pm
Governor Greg Abbott today released the following statement on the gang-related violence that took place in Waco, TX on Sunday.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Delivers 2015 Commencement Address At University Of North Texas

Sat, 05/16/2015 - 8:47pm
Governor Abbott Delivers 2015 Commencement Address At University Of North Texas 2015 commencement ceremony, held in Denton, Texas on Saturday evening.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Signs “Kari’s Law” (SB 788)

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:37am
Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 788 (Eltife, R-Tyler; Paddie, R-Marshall), also known as “Kari’s Law”, to require direct dialing of 9-1-1 from multi-line telephone systems across the state.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott And First Lady Host Dinner With Nobel Laureates

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 7:33pm
Governor Greg Abbott and First Lady Cecilia Abbott this evening hosted a dinner at the Governor’s Mansion with Nobel Laureates from Texas universities.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Announces Kubota Tractor Headquarters Relocation To Texas

Thu, 05/14/2015 - 2:00pm
Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Kubota Tractor and Credit Corporations will relocate their corporate headquarters from Torrance, California to Grapevine, Texas. Kubota’s headquarters relocation is projected to create at least 344 new jobs and $51 million in capital investment in the State of Texas.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Signs SB 835 Into Law

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 1:44pm
Texas Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 835 (V. Taylor, R-Plano) into law to take effect September 1, 2015. SB 835 increases the penalty for the offense of presenting a fraudulent or fictitious military record. Governor Abbott issued the following statement.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Receives Briefing On State Of Disaster

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:56pm
Following yesterday’s declaration of a state of disaster in Bosque, Clay, Denton, Eastland, Gaines, Montague and Van Zandt counties, Texas Governor Greg Abbott today visited the Texas State Operations Center (SOC) to receive a briefing on state resources being dispatched to areas impacted by inclement weather.
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[Press Release] Texas Files Multi-State Amicus Brief in Fifth Circuit Defending Court's Injunction Against Executive Amnesty

Tue, 05/12/2015 - 9:02am
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has filed an amicus brief in the Fifth Circuit defending the preliminary injunction against President Obama’s executive amnesty issued by the U.S. District Court in Brownsville, Texas.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Declares State Of Disaster In Texas Counties

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 4:45pm
As severe weather including tornadoes, heavy rainfall, thunderstorms and flooding continue across areas of Texas, Governor Greg Abbott today declared a state of disaster in Bosque, Clay, Denton, Eastland, Gaines, Montague and Van Zandt counties.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Signs SB 149 Into Law

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:53pm
Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 149 (Seliger, R-Amarillo) into law to become effective immediately. Governor Abbott issued the following statement.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Statement On Obama Administration Unlawfully Implementing Executive Amnesty

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:00pm
Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement after the U.S. Department of Justice admitted to violating a federal court order by granting approximately 2,000 extended work permits to undocumented immigrants under President Obama’s expanded executive amnesty.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Announces Activation of State Operations Center as Severe Storms Impact Texas

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 3:21pm
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced an elevated activation of the Texas State Operations Center (SOC) as severe storms are expected to impact parts of Texas through early next week.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Files Amicus Brief Supporting State Of Florida's Lawsuit Against Expansion Of Obamacare

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 1:20pm
Governor Greg Abbott today filed an amicus brief in support of Governor Rick Scott and the State of Florida’s lawsuit against the Obama administration’s unlawful attempt to coerce the State of Florida into a massive expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Statement On Texas Ranking #1 Best State To Do Business

Fri, 05/08/2015 - 8:15am
Texas Governor Greg Abbott today released the following statement regarding Texas being ranked the #1 best state to do business in by Chief Executive’s 2015 Best & Worst States to Do Business survey of top CEOs.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Statement On Senate Passage Of HB 4

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 4:41pm
Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement regarding the Texas Senate’s passage of House Bill 4, an initiative declared an emergency item by the governor that will implement high-quality education standards for Texas Pre-K students.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Meets With Senators McConnell, Cornyn And Cruz To Discuss Texas Response To EPA Overreach

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:18am
Texas Governor Greg Abbott today met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz in Washington, D.C. to discuss the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed “Clean Power Plan,” as well as other forthcoming EPA rules, and their grave consequences for the State of Texas.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Addresses National Catholic Prayer Breakfast

Thu, 05/07/2015 - 8:54am
Texas Governor Greg Abbott today addressed over 1,000 attendees at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington D.C. In his remarks, Governor Abbott discussed the power of prayer and the need to preserve religious liberty.
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