Greg Abbott

Texas House Delivers On Ercot Reform & Public Safety Legislation

This week, Governor Greg Abbott signed into law two major bills to bring significant reforms to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas and the Public Utility Commission. Senate Bill 2 restructures the PUC board to expand the board and implement residential requirements. Senate Bill 3 provides a host of changes that will increase oversight and create new standards for weatherization, as well as penalties for failing to meet those new standards. Read more about the components of SB 3 […]

Abbott Takes Final Step to Ensure Affordable Colorectal Cancer Screenings for Texans

Gov. Abbott Signs Into Law Lifesaving Cancer Screening Legislation Expected to Save Thousands of Lives On Friday, Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Senate bill 1028 which will ensure Texans can access affordable preventative colorectal cancer screening beginning at age 45. It does this by eliminating cost-sharing for all preventative colorectal cancer screening tests for people 45 and older, even if they are performed as a follow up to a positive less invasive screening. The […]

TPW Commissioner, Game Warden and Wildlife Biologist Recognized by TPW Commission

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (TPW) recognized a Texas Parks and Wildlife commissioner, a game warden and a wildlife biologist during today’s meeting for their contributions and efforts supporting the agency mission. Jeanne Latimer Received Special Recognition as Texas Parks and Wildlife Commissioner Former Texas Parks and Wildlife Commissioner Jeanne W. Latimer received special recognition for her contributions throughout her six-year term. Latimer was appointed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott on November 17, 2015 […]

AG Paxton Files for Temporary Injunction to Halt El Paso County Judge’s Unlawful Lockdown Order

Attorney General Ken Paxton

Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a motion for temporary injunction to stop El Paso County Judge Ricardo Samaniego’s unlawful lockdown order, which flies in the face of Gov. Greg Abbott’s executive orders on COVID-19. An injunction would provide much needed relief for the people and businesses of El Paso, as the burdensome order includes strictly limiting travel and shutting down all non-essential services, including in-person dining, gyms, and salons. “Judge Samaniego has no authority to flout […]

Texas Supreme Court Reverses Third Court Order, Preserves Governor Abbott’s Order on Ballot Drop-Off Locations

Today, the Supreme Court of Texas reversed a Third Court of Appeals ruling and dissolved a district court injunction challenging Governor Greg Abbott’s order, which allows counties to have only one ballot return location during early voting. The 2020 general election is already underway and the integrity of our election process must be protected and preserved. Governor Abbott’s order rightfully bolsters the security of dropped-off ballots. The Texas Supreme Court correctly stopped the district court’s […]

Fifth Circuit Grants Stay Halting District Court Order, Secures Ballot Hand-Delivery Locations

Attorney General Ken Paxton gave this statement after the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals granted a stay, blocking a district court order that purported to override Governor Greg Abbott’s proclamation regarding mail-in ballot drop-off locations: “I commend the Fifth Circuit for staying this unlawful injunction and continuing to protect the integrity of Texas elections. My office will continue to defend the security of our democratic process and combat voter fraud.” Read a copy of […]