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Governor Abbott Announces School Flexibility and Funding On July 17, Governor Greg Abbott and several other state officials announced that Texas is apportioning $200 million of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds to the Texas Education Agency (TEA). These funds will be used for technologies that will enable remote learning, particularly for…

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Governor Abbott Responds Further to Surge of COVID-19 Cases

Governor Abbott Responds Further to Surge of COVID-19 Cases As the number of coronavirus cases continues to increase in the state of Texas, Governor Abbott is aiming to anticipate the economic impact and respond proactively. Many students that are enrolled in the Texas higher education system receive need-based financial aid, the resources for which could…

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Texas Political News for Lobbyists 2020

Governor Abbott Increases Precautions as COVID-19 Numbers Rise

Governor Abbott Increases Precautions as COVID-19 Numbers Rise This week, Governor Greg Abbott has taken several measures to increase protection of Texans from COVID-19. Today, the Governor announced a statewide facemask mandate. Governor Abbott’s executive order requires all Texans to wear a face covering over the nose and mouth in public spaces in counties with…

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Governor Abbott Combats COVID-19 Spike

Governor Abbott Suspends Further Openings This week, Texas saw an increase in COVID-19 cases. In response, Governor Greg Abbott issued three executive orders and announced a temporary pause of any further phases to open Texas. This morning, Governor Abbott released an Executive Order to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by restricting high traffic areas. The…

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Governor Announces Third Phase of Openings

Governor Announces Third Phase of Reopening. On June 3, Governor Greg Abbott announced an executive order implementing the third phase of the plan to reopen the state during the coronavirus pandemic, allowing most businesses to operate at 50% capacity effective immediately. Meeting and event venues may operate at 50% capacity indoors and without a capacity…

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Gov. Abbott Announces Additional Openings

Governor Abbott Expands Reopened Services. On May 26, Gov. Abbott issued executive order GA-23 expanding additional services and activities allowed to open under the second phase of Texas’s reopening plan: Effective immediately, driver education programs can resume operations. Effective immediately, food-court dining areas within shopping malls can resume operations. Effective May 29, water parks can…

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