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  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Statement On EPA Water Regulations
    Governor Greg Abbott today released the following statement regarding the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Water Rule.
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Governor Abbott Adds To Disaster Declaration
    Governor of the State of Texas, issued Emergency Disaster Proclamations on May 11, May 15 and May 25, 2015, certifying that the severe weather, tornado and flooding event that began on May 4, 2015, has caused a disaster in many Texas counties.
  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Statement On Executive Action Ruling
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled President Obama’s executive action granting legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants to be unlawful.
  • Monday, May 25, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Adds 24 Counties To Disaster Declaration
    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 Archer, Bastrop, Caldwell, Cass, Collin, Dewitt, Fannin, Grayson, Harrison, Hays, Henderson, Hidalgo, Hill, Houston, Kendall, Jasper, Johnson, Newton, Nueces, Parker, San Jacinto, Walker, Wichita and Wilson counties.
  • Monday, May 25, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Governor Abbott Adds 24 Counties To Disaster Declaration
    Governor of the State of Texas, issued an Emergency Disaster Proclamation on May 11, 2015, certifying that the severe weather, tornado and flooding event that began on May 4, 2015, has caused a disaster in Bosque, Clay, Denton, Eastland, Gaines, Montague and Van Zandt counties in the State of Texas.
  • Saturday, May 23, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Addresses Joint Legislative Session Honoring Memorial Day
    Governor Greg Abbott today addressed a Joint Session of the Texas Legislature commemorating Texas fallen heroes in honor of Memorial Day.
  • Friday, May 22, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Signature Statement
    Governor Abbott Signs SB 344 Into Law
    Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 344 (Huffman, R-Houston; Dale, R-Cedar Park) to take effect September 1, 2015. SB 344 makes online solicitation of a minor a punishable offense.
  • Thursday, May 21, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott, Lt. Governor Patrick, Speaker Straus Announce Tax Relief For Texans
    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.
  • Thursday, May 21, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Signature Statement
    Governor Abbott Signs Senate Bill 925
    Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 925 (Kolkhorst, R-Brenham; Aycock, R- Killeen), which establishes literacy achievement academies to provide high-quality, face-to-face professional development to public school teachers who instruct students in kindergarten through third grade.
  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015 • Van, Texas • Press Release
    First Lady Visits Van, Receives Briefing On Tornado Damage And Recovery
    First Lady Cecilia Abbott today visited Van, the East Texas town that suffered extensive damage as a result of a May 10, 2015 tornado.
  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Governor Abbott Appoints Moore To State Preservation Board
    Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Iris Moore of Fort Worth to the State Preservation Board for a term to expire on February 1, 2017.
  • Monday, May 18, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Governor Abbott Vetos HCR 84
    Pursuant to Article IV, Sections 14 and 15 of the Texas Constitution, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby disapprove and veto House Concurrent Resolution No. 84 from the 84th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, due to the following objections.
  • Monday, May 18, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Signature Statement
    Governor Abbott Signs HB 40 Into Law
    Governor Greg Abbott today signed House Bill 40 (Darby, R-San Angelo; Fraser, R-Horseshoe Bay), which preempts regulation of oil and gas activity at the city level and resides that duty with the state, and ensures that any local regulation of surface activity is commercially reasonable and does not effectively prohibit an oil and gas operation.
  • Monday, May 18, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Governor Greg Abbott proclaims May 2015 to be Mental Health Month.
    Governor Greg Abbott proclaims May 2015 to be Mental Health Month.
  • Monday, May 18, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Statement On Waco Shootings
    Governor Greg Abbott today released the following statement on the gang-related violence that took place in Waco, TX on Sunday.
  • Monday, May 18, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Governor Abbott Names Five To Lower Colorado River Authority Board Of Directors
    Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Martha Leigh Whitten, George W. Russell, Joseph M. “Joe” Crane and Charles Barton “Bart” Johnson to the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) Board of Directors, and reappointed current board member Lori A. Berger for terms to expire February 1, 2021.
  • Saturday, May 16, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Delivers 2015 Commencement Address At University Of North Texas
    Governor Abbott Delivers 2015 Commencement Address At University Of North Texas 2015 commencement ceremony, held in Denton, Texas on Saturday evening.
  • Friday, May 15, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Governor Abbott Again Declares State Of Disaster In Texas Counties
    Governor of the State of Texas, amended his proclamation of May 4,2015, declaring a disaster in Bosque, Clay, Denton, Eastland, Gaines, Montague and Van Zandt counties to include Cooke, Grimes, Hood, Navarro, Smith and Wise counties.
  • Friday, May 15, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Signs “Kari’s Law” (SB 788)
    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.
  • Thursday, May 14, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott And First Lady Host Dinner With Nobel Laureates
    Governor Greg Abbott and First Lady Cecilia Abbott this evening hosted a dinner at the Governor’s Mansion with Nobel Laureates from Texas universities.
  • Thursday, May 14, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Announces Kubota Tractor Headquarters Relocation To Texas
    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.
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Signs SB 835 Into Law
    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.
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Receives Briefing On State Of Disaster
    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.
  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Texas Files Multi-State Amicus Brief in Fifth Circuit Defending Court's Injunction Against Executive Amnesty
    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.
  • Monday, May 11, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Governor Abbott Appoints Margo To Cancer Prevention And Research Institute Of Texas Oversight Committee
    Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Donald R. "Dee" Margo of El Paso to the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Oversight Committee for a term to expire on January 31, 2021.
  • Monday, May 11, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Governor Abbott Appoints Madrid To Commission On State Emergency Communication
    Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Rodolfo “Rudy” Madrid Jr. of Kingsville to the Commission on State Emergency Communication for a term to expire on September 1, 2017.
  • Monday, May 11, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Governor Abbott Names Chair And Appoints Three To Texas Historical Commission
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott today appointed and named John L. Nau, III as Chairman of the Texas Historical Commission for a term to expire on February 1, 2021. Governor Abbott additionally appointed Wallace Jefferson and Anna Benavides Galo to terms set to expire on February 1, 2019 and February 1, 2021, respectively.
  • Monday, May 11, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Governor Abbott Appoints Hanson To State Cemetery Committee
    Governor Greg Abbott today appointed Benjamin M. Hanson of Austin to the State Cemetery Committee for a term to expire on February 1, 2021.
  • Monday, May 11, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Declares State Of Disaster In Texas Counties
    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.
  • Monday, May 11, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Governor Abbott Declares State Of Disaster In Texas Counties
    Governor of Texas, do hereby certify that the severe weather, tornado and flooding event that began on May 4, 2015, and that continues, has caused a disaster in Bosque, Clay, Denton, Eastland, Gaines, Montague and Van Zandt counties in the State of Texas.

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