Tag: Texas Governor Greg Abbott

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El Paso Sues to Stop Texas ‘Sanctuary’ Ban

The Texas border county of El Paso filed a federal lawsuit last week against the State to stop the “sanctuary” cities ban from going into effect, alleging the new law is unconstitutional, discriminatory, and impedes public safety efforts.

Iran Sanctions Bills Filed in Texas Senate

A Texas state senator plans to shore up, close loopholes, and expand the state’s existing divestiture standard for the Iranian and Sudanese governments in two bills that prevent taxpayer dollars from flowing into countries that sponsor terrorism.

Texas Governor Presses Obama to Release Federal Zika Funds

Texas Governor Greg Abbott pressed President Barack Obama to release the estimated $400 million in federal funds earmarked for Zika preparedness and response to “Zika-prone states.” Abbott highlighted the highly vulnerable Texas southern border where local government leaders fear “sufficient funding is not available for mosquito eradication.”

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Texas Doles Out $116 Million in Pre-K Grants

Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath announced Tuesday that 578 of the state’s 1,200-plus school districts and open enrollment public charters will receive funds from $116 million earmarked for Governor Greg Abbott’s “high-quality” Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) grant program.

Texas Named Best State for Business 12-Years Running

For the 12th consecutive year, Chief Executive Magazine named Texas the nation’s best state for business. This year’s accolades come at a time when even more businesses either expanded their operations or relocated their headquarters to the Lone Star State.

California’s McKesson Corporation Brings 1,000 New Jobs to Texas

San Francisco-based McKesson Corporation, the latest California company coming to the Lone Star State, plans to invest $157 million in a North Texas regional center. The move is part of an organizational consolidation and expansion plan expected to add nearly 1,000 new jobs. The Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) will kick in $9.75 million to the venture.

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Texas Imam Forced to Resign for Agreeing with Trump

The Texas Imam who publicly agreed with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s suggestion that America set-up a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” until further investigation can be done, has been forced to resign. The Imam also said that more than 100 Houston, Texas, area Imams have been asked to leave because of a “political agenda.”

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Texas Governor Strips State Grant Funding from Sanctuary City Sheriffs

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced a new plan to strip state grant funding from county sheriffs with a Sanctuary City policy of not honoring ICE detainers. The move follows Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez’s order that criminal illegal aliens in her jail will be evaluated on a case by case basis to determine if ICE detainers will be enforced.

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Texas Fights Back Against Gay Marriage Ruling

The Texas Attorney General has responded to the “newly invented federal constitutional right to same-sex marriage” created by the “activist” U.S. Supreme Court by telling Texas officials “Texas must speak with one voice against this lawlessness.” He issued an opinion and said Texans must “act on multiple levels to further protect religious liberties for all Texans” and must “immediately do anything we can to help our County Clerks and public officials who now are forced with defending their religious beliefs against the Court’s ruling.”