Texas blackouts could have been avoided through Green New Deal says Rep. AOC

New York 02/18/21, 02:32

A controversial Democrat from New York suggested regulatory action against an environmental theory could have prevented power outages across Texas. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Calif.) believes the Democratic Party's resolution to fight climate change could have helped the Lone Star State avoid widespread blackouts. The congresswoman claims if the Texas state Legislature had ...

President Trump approves Texas disaster declaration due to CCP Virus pandemic

U.S. 03/25/20, 19:02

President Donald Trump on Wednesday, March 25, declared a major disaster exists in Texas amid concerns over the spread of the CCP Virus (Wuhan coronavirus). The declaration came two days after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott asked the White House for the designation, saying the state needed the supplementary federal assistance to ...

Texas governor says state will not accept new refugees in 2020

U.S. 01/13/20, 09:28

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Friday, Jan. 10, that his state will not accept new refugees in 2020. According to The Associated Press, the decision made Texas the first state to decline refugee resettlement, after President Trump signed an executive order allowing governors to refuse to do so. In a letter ...

Texas sending another 1,000 National Guard troops to border

U.S. 06/21/19, 14:45

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott announced on Friday that he will send another 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border while accusing Congress of failing to take action on the growing humanitarian crisis. The governor said at an afternoon press conference among Republican leaders and Maj. Gen. Tracy Norris that ...

Texas governor OKs budget with $1M gun storage safety effort opposed by NRA

U.S. 06/16/19, 11:30

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has approved a spending bill that includes a $1 million public safety campaign for firearm storage. The Republican signed a $250 billion two-year budget Saturday without any line-item vetoes. It includes money for the Texas Department of Public Safety to promote a safe gun storage campaign. The National ...

Law allows Texas patrons to dine with dogs in certain areas

U.S. 06/10/19, 14:59

Texas restaurants may soon welcome dogs in outdoor dining areas under a new state law that allows patrons to bring their furry companions at a business' discretion.Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law last week that changed the state's past stance on dogs in dining areas, the Galveston County ...

Texas governor signs bill allowing more armed teachers

U.S. 06/06/19, 14:56

Texas will allow more teachers to have guns in school and will increase mental health services for students under bills that Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Thursday as major parts of the state's response to a 2018 mass shooting at a high school near Houston.School districts will be allowed ...

Texas governor signs bill targeting rape kit backlog

U.S. 06/04/19, 16:26

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed a measure into law on Tuesday that aims to eliminate the backlog of thousands of untested rape kits in Texas.Abbott's approval comes as states across the country are using legislation to bolster testing requirements and attempt to clear their own buildup of untested rape kits.The ...

Texas governor signs state ban on red-light traffic cameras

U.S. 06/02/19, 14:15

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a bill into law banning red-light traffic cameras in the nation's second-largest state. House Bill 1361, authored by Republican state Rep. Jonathan Stickland, would prohibit the use of "photographic traffic signal enforcement systems." Abbott tweeted Saturday that he signed off on the ban, which takes effect ...

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