Gov. Greg Abbott and House Speaker Dade Phelan gave updates on their plan for Texas to build its own border wall at a press conference at the Texas Capitol on June 16.

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Former Legislative Leaders From Both Parties Oppose Abbott Veto Of Legislative Funding As State Defends Him

Posted on · In a new court filing, the attorney general's office said the governor properly used his veto power when he nixed funding for the Legislature in response to House Democrats walkout over a Republican priority bill on elections.

Gov. Greg Abbott signs Senate Bill 2 and Senate Bill 3 at the Texas Capitol on Tues, Jun. 8, 2022. The omnibus power grid bills will change the state’s power grid and the people who oversee it.

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Gov. Greg Abbott Vetoes Funding For Texas Legislature And Its Staff As Punishment For Democrats’ Walkout On Elections Bill

Posted on · The governor’s move comes after House Democrats led a walkout in the final days of the regular legislative session to block passage of Senate Bill 7, Abbott’s priority elections bill that would have overhauled voting rights in the state.

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Full Show: HISD’s New State Funds, And Writer Elliot Ackerman (June 17, 2019)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: How HISD should spend new state funds, reviewing the bills Gov. Abbott vetoed, looking back at the Beaumont race riots of 1943, writer Elliot Ackerman returns to where he fought in Iraq, and an update on Houston sports.

President Donald Trump speaks before he signs a presidential memorandum imposing tariffs and investment restrictions on China in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, Thursday, March 22, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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