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Governor Greg Abbott

As the 48th Governor of the State of Texas, Greg Abbott continues to build on his long record as a conservative leader who fights to preserve Texas values like faith, family and freedom.


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Gov. Abbott has many things he wants to accomplish to make Texas stronger and ready for the future.

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May 22

Governor Abbott Announces Extensions To Payment Deadlines For Certain Employers

Governor Greg Abbott announced that the TWC has extended payment deadlines for designated reimbursing employers that are required to pay a share of unemployment benefits.

May 22

Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Suspending In-Person Visitations In County And Municipal Jails

This executive order adds another layer of defense to contain COVID-19 hot spots, prevent community spread, and protect staff and inmates.

May 22

Governor Abbott Releases PSA: “Be A Good Neighbor. Be A Texan.”

Governor Greg Abbott released a public service announcement (PSA) entitled "Be A Good Neighbor. Be a Texan."

May 21

Governor’s Committee On People With Disabilities Announces 2020 Barbara Jordan Media Award Winners

The Governor’s Committee on People with Disabilities (GCPD) announced the winners of the 2020 Barbara Jordan Media Awards for media content created in 2019.

May 21

Governor Abbott Directs HHSC To Expand COVID-19 Testing To All State Hospitals, State Supported Living Centers

Governor Greg Abbott directed HHSC to expand COVID-19 testing to all patients, residents, and staff at the 23 state-operated inpatient psychiatric hospitals and living centers throughout Texas.

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Child Sex Trafficking Team

Working to prevent victimization and to recognize, recover, heal, and bring justice to survivors.

Appointments Office

Searching for the most qualified individuals in Texas to lead boards, commissions and other oversight groups in service to our state.

Economic Development

Promoting Texas with expanding companies and visitors from across the country and all over the world.