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Texas Governor Proposes Plan for Enhancing School Safety

Texas Governor Greg Abbott unveiled a comprehensive new plan to enhance school safety during a Dallas-held news conference on Wednesday. His recommendations come nearly two weeks after an active shooter killed eight students and two teachers plus injured many others at Santa Fe High School.

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Texas Sanctuary City Law Survives Fifth Circuit Appeal

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled on behalf of the State of Texas and upheld most of the new anti-sanctuary city law that went into effect September 1, 2017. The three-judge panel unanimously overturned most of the lower court’s ruling that temporarily blocked some provisions of the law.

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Texas Orders Probe into Karolyi Ranch Sex Abuse Allegations

Governor Greg Abbott requested a “full and thorough investigation” Tuesday into allegations that women athletes endured sexual abuse at the famed Karolyi Ranch, the Texas-based former national training center for USA Gymnastics.

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Texas Governor, Israeli PM Reaffirm Strong Ties During Call

Texas Governor Greg Abbott spoke by phone to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Thursday about three bills lawmakers passed during the 2017 legislative session which reaffirm strong ties between the Lone Star and Jewish states.

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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.

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Texas Border College Students Demand ‘Sanctuary Campus’

Students attending the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) demand “sanctuary campus” status, but not everyone at this border college agrees that safe haven polices benefit the vast majority of the enrolled population.

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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.

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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 Governor Proposes Law to Make Cop Killing a Hate Crime

Texas Governor Greg Abbott proposed legislation to strengthen penalties for crimes committed against law enforcement officers — the Police Protection Act — to make targeting police with acts of violence a hate crime.

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Texas Governor Hospitalized, Forced to Miss Dallas Police Funerals

Officials with Governor Greg Abbott’s office announced Monday afternoon that he has been hospitalized for treatments related to burns suffered late last week. Abbott was burned by scalding water on both legs below the knees and his feet.

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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.

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Texas SCOTUS Cases Still Pending: Abortion, Affirmative Action, Executive Amnesty

The United States Supreme Court issued three opinions today but left three important cases arising out of Texas pending. The nation’s highest court has not issued a decision on these cases from Texas involving abortion, affirmative action, or the state’s challenge to the federal government’s executive amnesty order.

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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.