Texas High Speed Rail

Houston-to-Dallas bullet train would bring millions of jobs to Texas

Time to get aboard the Texas Central Railroad. Every Texan should celebrate the Federal Railroad Administration’s greenlight of a truly transformative project that will create jobs, protect the environment, and attract billions of dollars of investment. If you are grateful to previous generations for building the Interstate Highway System, you should support high-speed rail. Texas…

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Fiscal Year 2020 Comes to a close This week Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar released totals for fiscal 2020 state revenues, in addition to announcing monthly state revenues for August. Overall tax collection was down 3% from FY 2019. General Revenue-related revenue for fiscal 2020 totaled $56.98 billion, down 1.5 percent from fiscal 2019. All Funds…

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Sunset Commission Cancels Upcoming Meeting COVID-19 has affected many typical interim legislative activities. Recently, it has caused much consternation for the Sunset Commission. The Sunset Commission conducts reviews of state agencies during every legislative interim, which include public hearings and legislative recommendations that must be finalized before the 87th Legislative Session. Chairman John Cyrier has…

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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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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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