Promises Made, Promises Kept

May 30, 2019 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

The Office of Governor Greg Abbott today released a web video highlighting the accomplishments of the 86th Legislative Session. Titled "Promises Made, Promises Kept," the video chronicles the efforts of Governor Abbott and the Texas legislature to tackle the state’s most pressing issues – including school finance and property tax reform, disaster preparedness, school safety, and mental health wellness.

Thanks to the bipartisan effort of both chambers, all of Governor’s Abbott’s emergency items were passed. Additionally, the legislature made meaningful strides including further crackdowns on human traffickers, clearing the rape kit backlog, extending the statute of limitations for those who commit childhood sexual assault, and protecting free speech on college campuses.

“This session, I was proud to work with the 86th Legislature to achieve a transformative agenda that will benefit the people of Texas,” said Governor Abbott. “In just 140 days, we passed property tax and school finance reform, increased teacher pay, made our communities more resilient to natural disasters, enhanced school safety, and so much more. This historic session was built on bold ideas and strong collaboration in both chambers. I thank the members of the Legislature, as well as Lt. Governor Patrick and Speaker Bonnen, for working together to build an even brighter future for our great state.”