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Abbott Exercises His Veto Powers

Abbott Exercises His Veto Powers

Sunday marked the last day that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott could consider bills passed by the state Legislature during the regular 87th Legislative Session. In total, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed 20 bills. He also signed 1,034 bills and allowed 105 bills to pass into law...
Deadline Looms for Abbott to Consider Bills

Deadline Looms for Abbott to Consider Bills

The deadline for Gov. Greg Abbott to consider bills is fast approaching. Article IV, Section 14 of the Texas Constitution specifies that Abbott has until Sunday, June 20 to determine whether to sign, veto, or allow a bill to become law without his signature....
Perry Mails In Budget Vetoes

Perry Mails In Budget Vetoes

If you were looking for Governor Perry to make a statement about the excess spending and little tax relief in the state budget, you’re going to be sorely disappointed. Outside of a political swipe at the embroiled head of the state’s Public Integrity Unit, the...
Texafornia? Veto… Or Bust?

Texafornia? Veto… Or Bust?

As the dust clears from the Regular Session of the Texas Legislature, one thing is clear: the legislative leadership spent a lot of your money. Wildly. The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board wrote this weekend the budget makes Texas look too much like California....