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  • Abbott promises to "look into" Confederate plaque in Capitol [Austin TX]

    10/27/2017 10:29:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 27, 2017 9:16 PM EDT | Paul J. Weber
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott denied that he favors removing from the Texas Capitol a Confederate plaque that says slavery was not an underlying cause of the Civil War after a black lawmaker who privately met with the Republican governor earlier Friday said Abbott indicated support for taking it down. Democratic state Rep. Eric Johnson, who for months has called for removing a plaque titled “Children of the Confederacy Creed,” which has hung in the Capitol since 1959, initially praised Abbott following an hour-long meeting in Dallas. He said Abbott had agreed the plaque was inaccurate and, according to Johnson, indicated...
  • Trump wants Texas to set the standard for disaster relief: 'This is the way to do it'

    08/29/2017 12:27:22 PM PDT · by HokieMom · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Aug 29, 2017, 1:28 PM | by Melissa Quinn |
    President Trump said Tuesday he wants the recovery efforts from Hurricane Harvey to be looked at in the next decade as an example of how to appropriately respond to a national disaster. "We want to do it better than ever before," Trump said Tuesday during a briefing on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts in Corpus Christi, Texas. "We want to be looked at in five years and 10 years from now as, this is the way to do it. This was of epic proportion. No one has ever seen anything like this." "I just want to say in working with...
  • While Media Balk, Gov. Abbott Gives Trump, FEMA A+ For Federal Response to Hurricane Harvey

    08/28/2017 12:29:47 PM PDT · by detective · 18 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8.28.2017 | Hannah Mayer
    While the mainstream media attempt to spin President Trump's response to Hurricane Harvey as nothing short of disastrous or at least, incompetent, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has praised the administration's swift and effective response.   In an interview with Fox News the governor discussed how Trump declared the hurricane a major disaster before the storm even arrived in order to ensure that the disaster response was already in place: 
  • Texas Governor Signs Bill Banning Insurance Coverage For Abortion

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law on Tuesday a bill that bans most standard insurance plans ― including those purchased through the Obamacare exchanges, as well as many employer-provided plans ― from covering abortions unless a woman’s life in danger. Under House Bill 214, Texas women will have to pay an additional insurance premium to buy coverage for non-emergency abortions. The law, which will go into effect in December, does not provide exceptions for rape, incest or fetal abnormalities. That means, for example, that a woman who is raped and becomes pregnant and who did not predict she might...
  • Gov. Greg Abbott: How George Soros is helping Obama Democrats buy their way back to power

    07/29/2017 4:45:47 PM PDT · by huldah1776 · 33 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 29, 2017 | Gov. Greg Abbott
    Liberals are trying to mess with Texas. And they don't plan on stopping there. Still reeling from nearly a decade of devastating losses in statehouses across the nation as well as in the 2016 presidential election, Democrats in Washington, D.C. are plotting to pour hundreds of millions of dollars in state and local elections across the country. With the help of hedge fund billionaire George Soros, the National Democratic Redistricting Committee hopes to wrest control from voters of congressional re-districting in 2021 when booming conservative states such as Texas will gain seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. All for...
  • Travis County Sheriff’s Office offers retort to Abbott’s diss (TX)

    06/10/2017 5:30:43 AM PDT · by bgill · 9 replies
    KXAN ^ | June 9, 2017 | Calily Bien
    Gov. Greg Abbott knew exactly what pot he was stirring when he recently spoke about Travis County and Austin’s tendency to be left-leaning. During the Bell County Republic Dinner earlier this week, Abbott said, “as you leave Austin and start heading up north you start feeling different and once you cross the Travis County line, it starts smelling different and you know what that fragrance is? Freedom. It’s the smell of freedom that does not exist in Austin, Texas.”
  • Diane Abbott sparks fury that UK was "racist" (Next Homeland Minister in UK?)

    05/31/2017 7:36:25 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 8 replies
    The Sun ^ | May 31, 2017 | Harry Cole
    The wannabe Home Secretary claimed Brits “invented racism” and called Parliament “the heart of darkness, in the belly of the beast”. It comes after the top Corbyn ally has been forced to distance herself from a slew of anti-British remarks from her long career. According to contemporary reports the incendiary remarks were made to a US conference for radical left wingers in 1988 — but last night sparked fury. Top Tory James Cleverly hit out: “Many people feel that Corbyn’s core team, including Diane Abbott, don’t really like Britain and British people. These quotes prove it.”
  • Governor Greg Abbott makes joke about reporters at shooting range

    05/26/2017 11:20:01 AM PDT · by DFG · 45 replies
    sfgate ^ | 05/26/2017 | Peggy Fikac
    Gov. Greg Abbott’s visit to a shooting range to sign a bill into law got big attention when he took some target practice and made a crack about journalists. “I’m going to carry this around in case I see any reporters,” Abbott said with a grin as he joked with journalists covering the event, after he was given his target sheet. There was little attention paid to the remark at The Range in South Austin, where Abbott posed for a photograph.
  • TX: Legislature lowers License to Carry Fees, Governor Abbot Likely to Sign

    05/21/2017 9:15:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    SB 16 Reforms the fee structure of the license to carry in Texas. Texas has one of the highest shall issue license to carry fees in the United States. The current cost is $140 for the original license and renewal is $70.  The reform law reduces the original license to $40, and the renewal to the same $40.  People who are indigent have the initial fee reduced by half, to $20.  The renewal fee for the indigent will be $5. For people 60 years or older, the same $20 for an original and $5 for renewal, applies. SB 16...
  • Texas Governor signs anti-BDS bill

    05/04/2017 7:55:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 05/03/17 04:05 | Elad Benari
    Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday signed a law prohibiting state agencies from contracting with companies that boycott Israel, The Forward reports. “You can always count on Texas,” Abbott said at the signing ceremony at the Austin Jewish Community Center, adding, “Any anti-Israel policy is an anti-Texas policy.” The law, known as HB 89, charges the Texas Comptroller’s Office with making a list of “all companies that boycott Israel” and provide the list to state agencies. Those agencies will then be barred from contracting with those companies. State pension funds are also prohibited from being invested in firms involved in...
  • TX Gov Abbott: I Will Sign Legislation That Could Put Sheriffs of Sanctuary Cities in Jail

    03/30/2017 9:32:40 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 58 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/30/17 | Pam Key
    On Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show,” Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) said he will confront the issue of cities that refuse to comply with immigration law by signing legislation that could jail sheriffs of sanctuary cities. Abbott said, “We have been pushing a piece of legislation in Texas that is going to pass that I will be signing into law that imposes even sterner penalties on counties. It will include things such as further defunding them. It will impose fines. And it could impose jail time for these sheriffs to enforce the laws. Oddly enough these sheriffs could wind up...
  • Governor Abbott Visits White House to Announce 20,000 New Jobs Coming to Texas

    03/24/2017 3:43:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    KFDX-TV ^ | March 24, 2017 | Barry Levy
    President Donald Trump welcomed Texas Governor Greg Abbott to the oval office to announce the opening of a Texas call center. The South Texas Call Center by Charter Communications announced the expansion last august. The firm plans to move 20-thousand jobs to the United States including a call center expansion in San Antonio. "Using high skilled high-quality workers actually saves money. If you do the job the right the first time. It's a lot less expensive than redoing it. We found that in the service business we found that we can do better with high skilled, high- quality workers," Thomas...
  • Governor Greg Abbott Unveils Texas Plan

    02/20/2017 12:16:17 PM PST · by Jacquerie · 10 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | February 20th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Early last month, Texas Governor Greg Abbott delivered the keynote address to the Texas Public Policy Foundation. My heart skipped a beat when I read the title to his press release, Governor Abbott Unveils Texas Plan, Offers Constitutional Amendments to Restore the Rule of Law. Take a moment to click the link and scan the highlights. Now, when the governor of the second largest state in the Union, “gets it,” all of us in the COS movement should applaud. Few can match the combined political and professional resume’ of Greg Abbot. He was a Texas trial judge, an adjunct professor...
  • County Releases 37 After ICE Detainer Policy Goes Into Effect

    02/03/2017 6:30:37 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 56 replies
    KVUE ^ | 02/02/17 | Christy Millweard
    TRAVIS COUNTY, TEXAS - The Travis County Jail released 37 undocumented immigrant inmates on bond Wednesday, inmates who under an old policy would have been held if requested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Travis County Sheriff’s Spokeswoman Kristin Dark said there were 191 undocumented immigrant inmates under ICE detainer requests on Feb. 1, when Sheriff Sally Hernandez’s policy went into effect. ICE agents asked the county to detain five undocumented immigrants who were arrested Wednesday, but the sheriff’s office declined both requests under the new policy. The sheriff’s office also declined an ICE request to be informed when four other...
  • Texas Governor Says 'Sanctuary' Jail Will Cost Sheriff Job

    01/25/2017 9:12:46 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    NBCDFW ^ | 01/25/17 | Paul J. Weber
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is escalating a standoff with Austin's sheriff over so-called "sanctuary cities" policies and now says he will seek new laws to remove her from office. Abbott said Wednesday on "Fox and Friends" that Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez will lose her job unless she reverses plans to stop honoring all federal immigration detainers in her jail starting in February. The governor has already said he will immediately withhold state grant dollars. Abbott doesn't have the power to remove local officials. But Texas Republicans have filed multiple bills that would punish local governments for not arresting or...
  • Texas governor warns Austin sheriff over 'sanctuary cities'

    01/23/2017 2:05:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2017 5:01 PM EST | Paul J. Weber
    Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday told Austin’s liberal sheriff that her jail would become the first in the state to lose taxpayer money over so-called “sanctuary cities” policies unless she reverses plans to curtail working with federal immigration authorities by February. President Donald Trump made similar vows as a candidate, declaring that his “Day One” priorities would include stopping all federal dollars to places where local officials rebuff federal agents and don’t arrest or detain immigrants living in the country illegally. Several big cities, including New York and Chicago, already have formal sanctuary policies on the books. Newly...
  • Gov. Abbott: Travis County Sheriff’s ICE policy frivolous, reckless

    01/23/2017 12:44:34 PM PST · by bgill · 20 replies
    kxan ^ | Jan. 23, 2017 | Calily Bien
    Gov. Greg Abbott is doubling down on his stance on how Travis County Sheriff Sally Hernandez plans on dealing with Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials. On Friday, Sheriff Hernandez released a statement outlining the policy changes and describing how she will prohibit Travis County deputies and jailers from inquiring about someone’s immigration status. Gov. Abbott quickly responded in a Tweet by saying he will cut funding for Travis County for adopting “sanctuary policies.” On Monday, Gov. Abbott sent a letter to Sheriff Hernandez stating her actions are “frivolous” and “reckless.” Gov. Abbott goes on to say that Sheriff Hernandez should...
  • Massive Game Changer: Donald Trump Got The Biggest Endorsement Yet! [Abbott]

    08/26/2016 6:29:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    USA Politics Today ^ | August 27, 2016 | Mellisa Ferrari
    Texas is very important, not just as electoral votes, but also as the shockwave their support has on all the nation, so if the governor of Texas endorse you then that is a big thing! And exactly that happened today! This is huge message to all republicans to unite behind Trump and beat the crap out of Hillary. The latest Donald Trump supporter comes straight out of Texas and is none else but Governor Greg Abbott. Although he seemed to be supportive of Trump before, he is now encouraging the nation to act on pushing Trump faster, stronger and bigger...
  • Texas Makes Huge Move Against Black Lives Matter

    07/19/2016 9:26:26 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 30 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | July 18, 2016 | Kim Smith
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the Lone Star State lawmakers are cracking down after recent recent attacks carried out against police officers. Abbott on Monday announced the Police Protection Act, which
 aims to strengthen penalties for crimes committed against police officers. “At a time when law enforcement officers increasingly come under assault simply because of the job they hold, Texas must send a resolute message that the state will stand by the men and women who serve and protect our communities,” Abbott said in a news release, according to KTBC.
  • Texas Gov. Abbott Released from Hospital After Burn Treatment

    07/15/2016 5:04:23 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies
    ABC 13 HOUSTON ^ | 15 JULY 2016 | AP
    AUSTIN, TX -- Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has been released after four nights in the hospital for treatment of severe burns he suffered while vacationing last week. Spokesman Matt Hirsch said Abbott left San Antonio's Brooke Army Medical Center on Friday and is returning to the governor's mansion in Austin. Abbott, a paraplegic who uses a wheelchair, sustained extensive second- and third-degree burns on his lower legs and feet after being scalded July 7 while in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. His office won't say exactly how he was burned.