Texas 86th Legislative Session

This Week in the Texas Legislature

Harvey Recovery Press Conference. On Monday, Governor Greg Abbott held a press conference call with the Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, announcing $652 million in additional federal funding for Hurricane Harvey recovery. The additional funds are allocated from the Community Development Block Grant for Disaster Recovery Program and add to the more than…

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Texas 86th Legislative Session

Governor Abbott Names School Finance, Property Tax Reform, and More as Emergency Items

Governor Greg Abbott delivered his State of the State address on Tuesday, addressing a joint chamber of the Senate and the House. In his speech, he noted Texas’s recent successes, especially in energy production and economic measures like unemployment. Gov. Abbott also designated several emergency priorities for the session. Lawmakers normally may not pass bills…

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