President Biden slammed Abbott and other governors for taking action to prevent such mandates, saying it forbids people from doing the right thing.
GA-38 combines several existing COVID-19 executive orders with the goal of providing clarity and uniformity on Texas's pandemic response.
Abbott's order directs DPS to stop any vehicle upon reasonable suspicion and reroute it back to its point of origin or a port of entry.
In a letter addressed to Tracy R. Norris, Adjutant General of the Texas National Guard, Abbott said, “As Commander-in-Chief of the military forces of the State” under Article IV, Section 7, of the Texas Constitution, the governor can “call forth the militia to execute the laws of the State.”
Gov. Greg Abbott announced the agenda for the special legislative session, which starts Thursday. Among the topics to be addressed: border security, social media censorship, critical race theory and election reform.
The letter lists areas of immediate action he wants taken following February’s deadly winter storm, including offering incentives to add natural gas, coal, and nuclear power plants to the grid. But he is punishing renewable resources, like wind and solar, if they don’t provide what he calls an adequate amount of power.
Texas Democrats are joining together to protect the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Funds available for Texas under the American Rescue Plan.
Earlier in the month, Abbott announced that state trespassing charges would be filed on those caught illegally crossing or smuggling people into Texas.
Going straight to the Texas Supreme Court, Democrats called the veto an unconstitutional power grab.
According to the poll, voters in Texas are split on Governor Greg Abbott, who is up for reelection next year. 46% say he deserves to be reelected while 48% say he does not.
Senate Bill 474, or the Safe Outdoor Dogs Act, would have prohibited the use of heavy chains to restrain a dog. Owners would’ve been punished for leaving dogs without drinkable water or adequate shelter. But once it reached Gov. Abbott's desk, he vetoed it.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott carried through with his threat to defund the state legislature.
Abbott focused on the fact that Texas has not yet entered an energy emergency alert like what took place during February’s historic winter storm.
Gov. Greg Abbott announced plans to build a border wall in Texas, pledging a quarter of a billion dollars from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice budget to get started.
Abbott said in a podcast interview released Tuesday that the state will be soliciting donations from across the country to help fund the Texas border wall with Mexico.
Much of the criticism on Friday was whether the state can even build a wall and the political posturing by Abbott ahead of a re-election bid in 2022 and a potential presidential run in 2024.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has signed a law that prohibits any business operating in Texas from requiring vaccine passports or any vaccine information.
The influence of former President Donald Trump is shaping up to be a big factor ahead of the 2022 Republican primaries in Texas. He endorsed Gov. Abbott this week, and another key statewide race could be greatly impacted by what the former president has to say.
Surrounded by lawmakers and law enforcement, Gov. Abbott signed multiple bills he says 'backs the blue.' The laws take power away from local governments that defund law enforcement.
Abbott has threatened to veto Article 10 of the two-year budget which funds the legislative branch. He added: "no pay for those who abandon their responsibilities. Stay tuned."