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  • Friday, July 03, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    ICYMI: Governor Abbott: Texas To New Hampshire Businesses: Come On Down
    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.
  • Thursday, July 02, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Governor Abbott Appoints University Student Regents And Student Representative To The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
    Governor Greg Abbott has appointed 10 student regents to their respective universities for terms expiring on May 31, 2016. Governor Abbott also appointed a student representative to serve on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
  • Thursday, July 02, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Texas Reaches Agreement On Deep Water Horizon Case
    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.
  • Wednesday, July 01, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    ICYMI: Governor Abbott Invites New Hampshire Businesses To Relocate To Texas
    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.
  • Monday, June 29, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Appointment
    Governor Abbott Appoints Two To Board Of Pilot Commissioners For Galveston County Ports
    Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Kenny Koncaba and reappointed Brad Boney to the Board of Pilot Commissioners for Galveston County Ports for terms to expire on February 1st, 2019.
  • Monday, June 29, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Statement On Supreme Court’s HB 2 Ruling
    Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling on HB 2.
  • Monday, June 29, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Statement On SCOTUS EPA Ruling
    Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to reject the EPA’s regulations on power plants.
  • Friday, June 26, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    First Lady Cecilia Abbott to Chair 32nd Annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards
    First Lady Cecilia Abbott today announced that she will serve as Honorary Chair of the 32nd Annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards.
  • Friday, June 26, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Issues Memo Directing State Agencies To Protect Religious Liberty
    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.
  • Friday, June 26, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Statement On Supreme Court Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage
    Governor Greg Abbott today released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage ruling:
  • Thursday, June 25, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Invites New Hampshire Businesses To Seek New Opportunities In Texas
    - 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.
  • Thursday, June 25, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Statement On Supreme Court Obamacare Ruling
    Governor Greg Abbott today released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Obamacare.
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    FEMA Again Amends Disaster Declaration
    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.
  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    ICYMI: Governor Abbott: The Texas ‘Economic Miracle’ Is Far From Finished
    Freedom is the intangible but very real promise of Texas that encourages businesses to grow in the Lone Star State.
  • Monday, June 22, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Adds 6 Counties To Disaster Declaration
    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.
  • Monday, June 22, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Governor Abbott Again Adds Additional Counties To Disaster Declaration
    Governor Greg Abbott, issued Emergency Disaster Proclamations on May 11, May 15, May 25, May 26, May 29, June 3 and June 18, 2015, certifying that the severe weather, tornado and flooding event that began on May 4, 2015, has caused a disaster in many Texas counties. Disaster conditions persist in many parts of the state.
  • Monday, June 22, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    ICYMI: Governor Abbott: Congress And Governors: Just Say No To Obamacare
    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.
  • Saturday, June 20, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Governor Abbott Signs State Budget Into Law
    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:
  • Saturday, June 20, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Governor Abbott Vetoes House Bill 3736
    Pursuant to Article IV, Section 14, of the Texas Constitution, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby disapprove of and veto House BillNo. 3736 as passed by the Eighty-Fourth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections:
  • Saturday, June 20, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Governor Abbott Vetoes House Bill 4025
    Pursuant to Article IV, Section 14, of the Texas Constitution, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby disapprove of and veto House Bill No. 4025 as passed by the Eighty-Fourth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections:
  • Saturday, June 20, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Governor Abbott Vetoes House Bill 4103
    Pursuant to Article IV, Section 14, of the Texas Constitution, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby disapprove of and veto House Bill No. 4103 as passed by the Eighty-Fourth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections:
  • Saturday, June 20, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Governor Abbott Vetoes House Bill 3579
    Pursuant to Article IV, Section 14, of the Texas Constitution, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby disapprove of and veto House Bill No. 3579 as passed by the Eighty-Fourth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections:
  • Saturday, June 20, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Governor Abbott Vetoes Senate Bill 130
    Pursuant to Article IV, Section 14, of the Texas Constitution, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby disapprove of and veto Senate Bill No. 130 as passed by the Eighty-Fourth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections:
  • Saturday, June 20, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Governor Abbott Vetoes Senate Bill 313
    Pursuant to Article IV, Section 14, of the Texas Constitution, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby disapprove of and veto Senate Bill No. 313 as passed by the Eighty-Fourth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections:
  • Saturday, June 20, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Governor Abbott Vetoes House Bill 3511
    Pursuant to Article IV, Section 14, of the Texas Constitution, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby disapprove of and veto House Bill No. 3511 as passed by the Eighty-Fourth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections:
  • Saturday, June 20, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Governor Abbott Vetoes Senate Bill 496
    Pursuant to Article IV, Section 14, of the Texas Constitution, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby disapprove of and veto Senate Bill No. 496 as passed by the Eighty-Fourth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections:
  • Saturday, June 20, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Governor Abbott Vetoes Senate Bill 1032
    Pursuant to Article IV, Section 14, of the Texas Constitution, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby disapprove of and veto Senate Bill No. 1032 as passed by the Eighty-Fourth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections:
  • Saturday, June 20, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Governor Abbott Vetoes House Bill 3390
    Pursuant to Article IV, Section 14, of the Texas Constitution, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby disapprove of and veto House Bill No. 3390 as passed by the Eighty-Fourth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections:
  • Saturday, June 20, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Governor Abbott Vetoes Senate Bill 1034
    Pursuant to Article IV, Section 14, of the Texas Constitution, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby disapprove of and veto Senate Bill No. 1034 as passed by the Eighty-Fourth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections:
  • Saturday, June 20, 2015 • Austin, Texas • Veto Statement
    Governor Abbott Vetoes House Bill 3193
    Pursuant to Article IV, Section 14, of the Texas Constitution, I, Greg Abbott, Governor of Texas, do hereby disapprove of and veto House Bill No. 3193 as passed by the Eighty- Fourth Texas Legislature, Regular Session, because of the following objections:

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