COVID-19 Texas News for Lobbyists

Governor Issues Emergency Proclamations in Response to COVID-19

Governor Greg Abbott has taken several actions in the past week meant to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Texas and assist citizens medical services, and businesses experiencing disruptions. These actions include: Restrictions on Gatherings, Restaurants, and Other Businesses. On March 19, Governor Abbott issued an order closing schools, bars and gyms amid…

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Texas 2020 Elections

Election Postponement Update

Governor Abbott issued a Proclamation today allowing local governments the option of postponing the May 2, 2020 elections until November 3rd. “I strongly encourage local election officials to take advantage of these waivers and postpone their elections until November,” said Governor Abbott. “Right now, the state’s focus is responding to COVID-19 — including social distancing…

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