Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation expanding additional services and activities that can open under Phase II of the state's plan to safely and strategically open.
"Sam Johnson was a fearless patriot and an American hero, and we are incredibly proud and fortunate to have called him a fellow Texan. Congressman Johnson dedicated his life to our nation and the state of Texas."
The Texas General Land Office (GLO) will be administering the funds allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) through the Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) Program.
Texas Supreme Court ruling that election officials in Dallas, Cameron, El Paso, Harris and Travis Counties are incorrect to include fear of contracting COVID-19 as a “disability” on mail-in ballot applications.
The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has extended payment deadlines for designated reimbursing employers that are required to pay a share of unemployment benefits.
The Texas Comptroller’s office recently won first place at the (NAGC) Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Awards for its January 2019 edition of Fiscal Notes: Texas School Finance – Doing the Math on the State’s Biggest Expenditure.
Early on, all COVID-19 CoronaVirus testing was run by a government agency, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). And, it immediately became clear that in order to produce the number of urgently-needed tests, the U.S. private sector needed to be involved. In a government-run "Medicare for All" or similar system, there'd have been nowhere else to turn.
Trump administration announced sanctions against two high-profile Nicaraguan government officials, Julio César Avilés Castillo, the commander-in-chief of the Nicaraguan Army, and Iván Adolfo Acosta Montalván, the Ortega regime's minister of finance.
"I commend Joe Biden for working with my campaign to unify our party in a Trans-formational & (Liberal) Progressive Direction," said Sanders, who along with Cong. Ocasio-Cortez self-identifies as "Democrat-Socialist" and has vowed to push Biden even further to "The Left" after Sanders failed to become the Democrat Party's standard-bearer in November.
Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and House Speaker Dennis Bonnen are directing Texas' State Agencies and Institutions of Higher Education to submit a plan identifying savings that will reduce both their respective general, and general revenue related appropriation expenditures by 5% for the upcoming 2020-2021 Biennium.
"This is where the modern media is so broken, I’m afraid to say," noted former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer when asked about a “double standard of the media” – observing broad left-wing and partisan Democrat biases across America’s news media.
U.S. Senate has confirmed Congressman John Ratcliffe to serve as the Director of National Intelligence.
Details of the new Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
“We Texans look forward to leading by example – and conducting a Convention safely is a critical part of that process,” said Texas GOP Chairman James Dickey, announcing the Republican Party of Texas will not let the CoronaVirus stop their traditional 3-Day, 7,500-person Mid-July convention at the Houston Convention Center.
Governor Abbott voices his support of lessening the tax burden on Texans but clarifies that local governments—not the State of Texas—set the property tax rates.
Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick announced the release of a video graduation message to the Texas High School Class of 2020. The video was distributed to every school superintendent in Texas to be delivered directly to graduating seniors.