Latest "Gov. Greg Abbott" News

10/14/2021

Mavericks owner Mark Cuban: "I require my employees to be vaccinated" as Gov. Greg Abbott bans mandates in Texas

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said in a podcast Wednesday that he requires all of his employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19.Driving the news...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

10/12/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans coronavirus vaccine mandates, including for private businesses

The order says it is intended to protect citizens who are reluctant to get the vaccine for religious or medical reasons, including prior recovery from covid-19, from losing their jobs.

Source: The Washington Post

10/12/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans COVID-19 vaccine mandates by private businesses

Monday's executive order prohibits any entity, including private business, from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on workers. Previously, Abbott banned mandates by public employers.

Source: NPR

10/12/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans 'any entity' from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order banning “any entity” in the state from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate

Source: Fox News

10/11/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott bans any COVID-19 vaccine mandates — including for private employers

Abbott also called on the Legislature to pass a law banning the expanded vaccine mandates.

Source: The Texas Tribune

09/20/2021

TV ad slamming Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pulled 10 minutes before Texas football game, Lincoln Project says

TV ad slamming Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pulled 10 minutes before Texas football game, Lincoln Project says

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

09/17/2021

Pandemic politics fuel long-shot Republican challenges to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

Abbott has Trump’s support, plenty of cash and a national reputation for championing conservative causes. But “he’s not Ron DeSantis, and he’s not Kristi Noem.”

Source: NBC News

09/08/2021

Fact Check: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's Misleading Remarks On The State's Abortion Law

Abbott suggested victims of rape have "at least six weeks" to get an abortion if they choose under his state's new law. But the timeline is actually much shorter than that for most people.

Source: NPR

09/07/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sets third special session for Sept. 20

On top of redistricting, Abbott wants lawmakers to take up bills on restrictions for transgender student athletes and the allocation of billions of dollars in federal COVID-19 relief funds.

Source: The Texas Tribune

09/07/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott slammed for not understanding 'pregnancy or periods or facts' after abortion ban comments

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott slammed for not understanding 'pregnancy or periods or facts' after abortion ban comments

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

09/02/2021

Elon Musk declines to address Texas abortion law directly after Gov. Greg Abbott's comments

Elon Musk declined to directly weigh in on Texas' abortion law after Gov. Greg Abbott said the Tesla CEO supported his state's "social policies."

Source: CNBC

08/17/2021

6 things to know about the Regeneron COVID-19 treatment Gov. Greg Abbott is using

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who has tested positive for COVID-19, is receiving Regeneron’s monoclonal antibody treatment, according to his communications director.

Source: The Dallas Morning News

08/17/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tests positive for Covid-19

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has tested positive for Covid-19, his office said Tuesday.

Source: CNN

08/17/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who banned mask mandates, tests positive for COVID-19

A spokesman for Abbott said the governor was receiving monoclonal-antibody treatment and was fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Source: Business Insider

08/15/2021

Siding with Gov. Greg Abbott, Texas Supreme Court temporarily halts mask orders in Dallas and Bexar counties

The ruling comes after several school districts and a handful of counties across the state defied the governor’s executive order that restricted local entities from instituting mask mandates.

Source: The Texas Tribune

08/12/2021

“The rebellion is spreading”: After local Texas officials defy his ban on mask mandates, Gov. Greg Abbott begins to clamp down

In the face of skyrocketing hospitalizations, the heads of cities, counties and school districts have grown desperate for ways to contain the virus.

Source: The Texas Tribune

08/11/2021

Live COVID-19 updates: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott asks appeals court to strike down Dallas County mask mandate

COVID-19 is surging again in Texas. Hospitalizations are increasing faster than at any other time. Local officials and school leaders are pushing back against Gov. Greg Abbott's ban on mask mandates. Here's the latest.

Source: The Texas Tribune

08/10/2021

San Antonio, Bexar County sues Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over his ban on mask mandates in schools

The City of San Antonio and Bexar County filed a lawsuit Tuesday challenging Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s latest executive order barring local governments from issuing coronavirus mandates, including prohibiting schools from requiring masks.

Source: KSAT San Antonio

08/10/2021

Top Dallas County official files legal challenge to Gov. Greg Abbott's ban on mask mandates as coronavirus rages in Texas

Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said he’s asking for a court to rule that Abbott’s ban on local mask mandates is unenforceable.

Source: The Texas Tribune

08/09/2021

Texas Supreme Court denies Democrats' request to overturn Gov. Greg Abbott's veto of Legislature's funding

Abbott vetoed a section of the state budget that funds the Legislature — including salaries and benefits of 2,100 employees — as punishment for House Democrats' May walkout to prevent passage of a controversial voting bill.

Source: The Texas Tribune

08/05/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces second special session of state legislature

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday called for a second special session of the state legislature to begin this weekend, after Democratic lawmakers fled the state to block a restrictive voting bill.

Source: CNN

08/04/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott hits back after judge blocks illegal immigration order

A federal judge blocked Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s executive order allowing troopers to stop vehicles suspected of carrying illegal immigrants over fears they could spread COVID-19.

Source: New York Post

08/03/2021

Federal judge temporarily blocks Gov. Greg Abbott's order to pull over vehicles with migrants, which drew racial profiling concerns

The U.S. Justice Department sued Abbott and Texas after U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland called the order “dangerous and unlawful.”

Source: The Texas Tribune

07/31/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Accuses Biden of Creating 'Constitutional Crisis' After DOJ Lawsuit

"This stems from the Biden Administration's refusal to enforce immigration laws and allow illegal immigrants with COVID-19 to enter our country," Abbott said Friday.

Source: Newsweek

07/30/2021

Justice Department sues Texas over Gov. Greg Abbott's order for law enforcement to pull over vehicles with migrants

On Wednesday, Abbott issued the order, allowing Texas Department of Public Safety troopers to reroute civilian vehicles back to their origin point or a port of entry, or seize the vehicles, if police suspect the driver is transporting migrants ...

Source: The Texas Tribune

07/29/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s new order bans local governments from issuing mask, vaccine mandates

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in Texas climb to levels not seen since the beginning of the year, Gov. Abbott issued a new executive order that further removes tools from local governments to enact policies that public health experts say would help mi…

Source: KSAT San Antonio

07/21/2021

Despite rise in COVID-19 cases, Gov. Greg Abbott says he will not issue another mask mandate in Texas

During a live interview on KPRC 2 News at 5, Gov. Greg Abbott said despite the rise in COVID-19 cases in the US, he will not impose another mask mandate.

Source: KPRC Click2Houston

07/16/2021

Texas Democrats vs. Gov. Greg Abbott: Who will blink first? Abbott may have the upper hand

Source: USA Today

07/15/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Threatens to Arrest Democrats Who Fled State: A Closer Look

Source: Google News

07/05/2021

Matthew McConaughey Neck-and-Neck With Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in New Poll

Gov. Greg Abbott has reportedly caught up to Matthew McConaughey in a poll for the Texas governor race after falling behind the actor in the spring. In next ...

Source: Yahoo Entertainment

07/05/2021

Former Rep. Allen West launches GOP primary challenge against Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

Saying that he can no longer “sit on the sidelines,” Allen West on Sunday announced a run for Texas governor, launching a primary challenge against Republican Gov. Greg Abbott.

Source: Fox News

07/04/2021

Allen West announces he is running against Gov. Greg Abbott in Republican primary

The Texas GOP chairman made his campaign official Sunday.

Source: The Texas Tribune

06/17/2021

Gov. Greg Abbott downplays ERCOT conservation notice at press conference

ERCOT's conservation notice continues through Friday. Abbott said ERCOT asked Texans to conserve energy because multiple power generators were being repaired.

Source: KVUE.com

06/17/2021

Gov. Greg Abbott downplays electric grid concerns as Texans are told to conserve

Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday downplayed concerns about the reliability of the Texas electric grid while millions continue to be told to conserve energy because of unexpected outages and demand.

Source: KXAN.com

06/16/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott praises power grid as ERCOT urges conservation

A number of power plants were inexplicably offline at the same time that Texas was experiencing record June demand for electricity. ERCOT officials are still working to determine why.

Source: The Texas Tribune

05/31/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vows to defund state Legislature after voting restrictions bill fails, threatening salaries

"No pay for those who abandon their responsibilities," Abbott tweeted Monday.

Source: The Texas Tribune

05/19/2021

Gov. Greg Abbott signs 'fetal heartbeat' bill banning most abortions in Texas

Fetal heartbeat may be detected at 6 weeks after a woman's period, before some realize they're pregnant. Gov. Greg Abbott signed the ban Wednesday.

Source: USA Today

04/07/2021

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott calls on Biden administration to close facility housing migrant children in San Antonio after reports of abuse, understaffing

Gov. Greg Abbott called on the federal government to close a facility housing migrant children at Freeman Coliseum in San Antonio after complaints of abuse and understaffing were received this morning.

Source: KSAT San Antonio

03/13/2021

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick focuses on PUC, testing Gov. Greg Abbott

Abbott has previously directed much of the blame for the storm’s power outages on the state’s electrical grid operator.

Source: The Texas Tribune

03/05/2021

Gov. Greg Abbott touts bill to stop Twitter, Facebook from banning Texans

Senate Bill 12 would prohibit social media companies — including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube — from blocking, banning, demonetizing or otherwise discriminating against a user based on their viewpoint or their location within Texas.

Source: The Texas Tribune

03/03/2021

Texas doctors say Gov. Greg Abbott's decision to scrap mask mandate could result in another Covid-19 surge

Texas Gov. Abbott’s decision to scrap mask mandate could result in another Covid-19 surge just as doctors have got a handle on the pandemic

Source: NBC News

03/02/2021

Tarrant County ends its mask mandate after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says statewide order will end next week

Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley said he is removing the county’s mask mandate after Gov. Greg Abbott’s announcement Tuesday that the statewide order...

Source: The Dallas Morning News

02/20/2021

Gov. Greg Abbott, other state leaders deplore ‘skyrocketing’ energy bills faced by some Texans

Gov. Greg Abbott on Saturday was to hold an emergency meeting with key lawmakers to discuss ways to prevent spikes in Texans’ energy bills after millions...

Source: The Dallas Morning News

02/17/2021

Gov. Greg Abbott mandates natural gas producers keep supply in Texas until Sunday

Gov. Greg Abbott is ordering natural gas producers not to export their supply out of...

Source: Houston Chronicle

01/07/2021

Texas Democrats want Gov. Greg Abbott to overhaul COVID-19 vaccine process

“The dearth of reliable public information leads to skepticism over the government’s ability to look out for the public health,” state Rep. Vikki Goodwin wrote in the letter, which 37 other House Democrats signed.

Source: The Texas Tribune

12/03/2020

Gov. Greg Abbott tells supporters he's considering placing law enforcement for Central Austin under state control

It's the latest proposal from the governor to punish the capital city for its August decision to trim its police budget by a third.

Source: KVUE.com

12/03/2020

Gov. Greg Abbott is considering putting central Austin under state police

It's the latest proposal from the governor to punish the capital city for its August decision to trim its police budget by a third, primarily by shifting some responsibilities out of law enforcement oversight.

Source: The Texas Tribune

10/24/2020

Austin Public Health prepares for a future COVID-19 vaccine while Gov. Greg Abbott deploys resources to El Paso

Since Oct. 10, 40 support personnel from St. David’s HealthCare in central Texas, including nurses, have been sent to El Paso to help in the fight against COVID-19.

Source: KXAN.com

10/24/2020

Gov. Greg Abbott says ‘We must end’ mail-in ballot fraud, points to KXAN investigation finding 150 charges since 2004

“This shows Mail ballot vote fraud in Texas,” Abbott tweeted Friday. “We must end it.”

Source: KXAN.com

06/25/2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has paused the state's reopening as coronavirus cases spike - Business Insider

Businesses that have already reopened will be allowed to operate with limited occupancy, the governor announced on Thursday.

Source: Business Insider

06/09/2020

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott pays respects at George Floyd visitation in Houston

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott paid his respects with hundreds of people mourning the death of George Floyd at a church in Houston, where Floyd grew up.

Source: Fox News