On the Record

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U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue Approves Texas Request for SNAP Online Purchasing Pilot Program  Participation

The need for SNAP recipients to utilize online grocery delivery has never been more important because of the impact of COVID-19.

04.27.2020
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Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce $54 Million To Support Older Texans During COVID-19 Pandemic

The funds will be used to support programs and services administered by the state’s 28 Area Agencies on Aging such as home delivered meals, help with household chores, assistance with groceries, and respite care or other services for family caregivers.

04.24.2020
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Landgraf Amplifies West Texans’ Voices with Governor 

Rep. Brooks Landgraf is communicating with Governor Greg Abbott about ideas he has received from West Texans on how to reopen businesses and get back to work safely amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

04.24.2020
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AG Pax­ton Applauds Fifth Cir­cuit for Pri­or­i­tiz­ing the Health and Safe­ty of Med­ical Pro­fes­sion­als Com­bat­ing COVID-19 Cri­sis Over the Demands of Prisoners

 The district court’s injunction imposed limits on the transfer of inmates, required unrestricted access to face masks, hand sanitizer and cleaning supplies for each inmate, and imposed a plan for testing every single inmate for COVID-19.

04.24.2020
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Henry Cuellar: I Have been Selected to Bipartisan WH Task Force

The WH Task Force will advise and address the question of when our country should reopen the economy, a three-phase plan which will act as guidelines aimed at softening restrictions.

04.24.2020
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AG Pax­ton Affirms Har­ris Coun­ty Law Enforce­ment Offi­cers Serv­ing on the Front­lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Men and women in law enforcement risk their lives every day as they continue to heroically serve the public during these trying times. They were told that hardened criminals would be released because they feared COVID-19 in prison and are now being told to criminalize anyone caught without wearing a mask.” 

04.23.2020
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Gov­er­nor Abbott and Attor­ney Gen­er­al Pax­ton Pro­vide Updat­ed Joint Guid­ance to Hous­es of Worship

Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-16 on religious services recommends strategies for houses of worship to effectively slow the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) while serving their respective communities of faith.  

04.22.2020
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TDA Extends Applications for Family Land Heritage Recognition

Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced the 2020 Family Land Heritage application deadline has been extended to July 1, 2020.

04.22.2020
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Chairman Christian Discusses Proration & Establishment of Task Force

RRC continues discussion on the issue of proration, ongoing relief initiatives of the agency, and the formation of a Blue Ribbon Task Force for oil economic recovery.

04.22.2020
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AG Pax­ton: Fifth Cir­cuit Once Again Upholds Governor’s Order Halt­ing Unnec­es­sary Med­ical Pro­ce­dures, Includ­ing Abortion

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today applauded the ruling of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, which once again upheld Gov. Greg Abbott’s Executive Order GA-09.

04.21.2020
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Sen. Cruz Issues Statement in Support of Governor Abbott’s Request for Relief for Refinery Workers

The public health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, and the subsequent economic and energy crises, have been especially devastating for energy producers and blue collar workers in Texas.

04.20.2020
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Governor Abbott Announces $38 Million In Federal COVID-19 Emergency Funding For Local Governments

These funds come from the Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program authorized by the federal Emergency Appropriations for Coronavirus Health Response and Agency Operations Act.

04.20.2020
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Secretary Hughs Convenes Second Border Trade Advisory Committee Meeting Of 2020

Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs convened via video conference the second Border Trade Advisory Committee (BTAC) meeting of 2020, bringing together stakeholders from throughout the Texas-Mexico border region.

04.20.2020
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Sales Tax Holiday for Emergency Supplies, April 25-27

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar is urging Texans to shop online or practice strict social distancing measures for in-store purchases during the sales tax holiday for emergency preparation supplies.

04.17.2020
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Governor Abbott Launches Small Business Webinar Series

Governor's Small Business Webinar Series provides Texas small business owners and entrepreneurs with timely, relevant, and actionable information on COVID-19 recovery resources.

04.17.2020
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Straus: 2021 Session'll be One of Most High-Stakes, Consequential Sessions Ever

The Texas Legislature is scheduled to convene in less than nine months. The decisions State & Local leaders make between now and then will carry significant weight – so they must start planning for a new world, using new approaches & new thinking to turn the page on this pandemic.

04.16.2020
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Vot­ing by Mail because of Dis­abil­i­ty is Reserved for Tex­ans with Actu­al Ill­ness or Med­ical Prob­lem, says Paxton

AG Pax­ton: A voter ill with COVID-19 and un able to appear in-person to vote without assistance or without injuring their health may apply for a ballot by mail; however, fear of contracting COVID-19 does not qualify a person for disability.   

04.16.2020
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Governor Abbott, Goldman Sachs, LiftFund Announce $50 Million in Loans For Texas Small Businesses

These loans will help revitalize our economy and restore Texans’ livelihoods as we respond to COVID-19. Thanks to Goldman Sachs and the LiftFund for providing this lifeline to Texas small businesses and their employees by providing them with the support they need to overcome the challenges posed by COVID-19.

04.16.2020
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08.06.2020

TEXAS INSIDER ON YOUTUBE

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08.05.2020
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07.31.2020
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