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[Press Release] Statement By Gov. Abbott On January Job Growth Numbers

11 hours 44 min ago
The State of Texas is continuing to lead the nation in job growth by leveraging our state’s greatest natural resource – the people of Texas who’ve developed an incredibly robust and resilient economy.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Statement On Texas’ Motion For Discovery

Thu, 03/05/2015 - 4:28pm
I commend Attorney General Paxton for continuing to hold the Obama Administration accountable, and I’m confident an investigation would find the Administration knowingly or recklessly misled a Federal Court in issuing thousands of amnesty documents illegally.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Sets Emergency Special Election For HD-124

Wed, 03/04/2015 - 5:21pm
Governor Greg Abbott today set an emergency special election for Tuesday, March 31, 2015, to fill the House District 124 seat recently vacated by Senator José Menéndez.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Visits Midland, Tours Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary School

Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:20pm
Governor Greg Abbott visited Midland today as part of his State of the State tour, where he toured Midland ISD’s Ralph Waldo Emerson Elementary, meeting with the school’s Superintendent and Principal as well as teachers and students in several classrooms.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Accepts Site Selection’s Governor’s Cup On Behalf Of State Of Texas

Mon, 03/02/2015 - 3:02pm
Governor Greg Abbott today accepted the 2014 Governor’s Cup, an award given annually by Site Selection Magazine to recognize the top performing state for capital investment attraction in a season that lasts all year. 2014 was the third year in a row and sixth year since 2004 that Texas has been honored with the award.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Addresses Greater Houston Partnership Luncheon, Outlines Session Priorities

Thu, 02/26/2015 - 2:00pm
Governor Greg Abbott today addressed the Greater Houston Partnership Luncheon to share with local business leaders his plans for the state of Texas. . Following his remarks, Governor Abbott visited the School at St. George Place where he toured prekindergarten classrooms and visited with teachers and administrators about the importance of elevating Texas’ Pre-K programs to be among the best in the nation.
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[Press Release] Statement By Governor Abbott On Establishment Of North Texas Anti-Gang Center

Wed, 02/25/2015 - 9:37am
We must do more to crack down on gang activity and prevent organized crime from taking root across Texas, and this grant is a crucial step toward that goal.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Statement On President Obama’s Request For Stay On Executive Amnesty Ruling

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 4:08pm
"The President’s stay request should be denied. A stay is typically granted to have the status quo maintained."
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Statement On 2013 Texas High School Graduation Rate Exceeding National Average

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 1:47pm
The United States Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics recently released information detailing state-by-state graduation rates in 2012-13, with Texas’ Class of 2013 graduating at a rate of 88 percent and outpacing the national average of 81 percent.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Issues Official Proclamations Declaring Emergency Items

Fri, 02/20/2015 - 9:04am
Governor Greg Abbott today issued five proclamations declaring emergency items to be immediately considered by the 84th Legislature of the state of Texas.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Statement On Travis County District Judge Ruling

Thu, 02/19/2015 - 2:06pm
Governor Abbott today released the following statement in response to the ruling by a Travis County District Judge:
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Attorney General Paxton And Senator Cruz Address Executive Amnesty Ruling

Wed, 02/18/2015 - 5:16pm
Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, Attorney General Ken Paxton and Senator Ted Cruz today held a joint press conference to address the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas’ decision on the lawsuit filed by a Texas-led coalition of 26 states challenging President Obama’s executive action on immigration.
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[Press Release] What Experts Are Saying About Governor Abbott’s State Of The State Speech

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 4:14pm
“Commends Governor Abbott For His Plan to Secure The Border” . . . “Demonstrating His Commitment To Securing Much-Needed Funding For Texas Highways” . . . “Abbott Understands The Important Issues Veterans Face”
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[Press Release] What They Are Saying About Governor Abbott’s State Of The State Speech

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 1:32pm
“Laid Out An Ambitious Agenda” . . . “Will Likely Enjoy Broad Support”
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Delivers State Of The State Address, Releases Governor’s Budget

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 10:51am
Governor Greg Abbott today delivered his 2015 State of the State address to a joint session of the Texas House and Senate. In his remarks, Governor Abbott laid out his legislative priorities and detailed a roadmap to achieve his agenda.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Statement On Executive Amnesty Ruling

Tue, 02/17/2015 - 9:13am
President Obama abdicated his responsibility to uphold the United States Constitution when he attempted to circumvent the laws passed by Congress via executive fiat, and Judge Hanen’s decision rightly stops the President’s overreach in its tracks.
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[Press Release] WEB VIDEO: What Texans Want From State Of The State

Mon, 02/16/2015 - 12:17pm
As Governor Abbott prepares to deliver his State of the State address, the Office of the Governor today released a web video featuring Texans talking about the issues they want to hear Governor Abbott discuss in Tuesday’s speech.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Appoints Farias To Higher Education Coordinating Board

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 2:05pm
Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Dr. Fred Farias, III to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for a term to expire August 31, 2019.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Appoints Two To Texas Transportation Commission

Fri, 02/13/2015 - 11:33am
Reliable transportation infrastructure is vital to the economic growth and success of the state of Texas. Bruce Bugg and Tryon Lewis will be effective voices for accelerating economic expansion, growing jobs and improving infrastructure without raising taxes, fees or tolls.
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[Press Release] Governor Abbott Calls On President Obama To Sign Keystone XL Pipeline Into Law

Thu, 02/12/2015 - 10:36am
Texas Governor Greg Abbott today joined a coalition of 24 governors in sending a letter to President Barack Obama encouraging the President to reconsider his threat to veto legislation approving the Keystone XL pipeline.
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