Governor Abbott Appoints Fariña-Strauss To State Pension Review Board

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Rossy Fariña-Strauss to the State Pension Review Board for a term set to expire on January 31, 2023. The board reviews all Texas public retirement systems, both state and local, for actuarial soundness and compliance with state law. Rossy Fariña-Strauss of Austin is retired as an architecture project… Read the full story here…

Federal Disaster Declaration Granted For Texas Counties Following Severe Weather And Flooding In The Rio Grande Valley

AUSTIN – President Donald Trump and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today granted Governor Greg Abbott’s federal disaster request for Individual Assistance for Cameron and Hidalgo Counties following recent severe weather and flooding. The Governor requested this assistance following his visit to the Emergency Operations Center in Edinburg, Texas where he received a briefing from local officials on the flooding… Read the full story here…

U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Announces Nearly $5 Billion For Disaster Recovery Projects In Texas

AUSTIN – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) today announced nearly $5 billion in funding for disaster recovery projects in Texas. This funding will go towards critical flood mitigation projects, including a number of high-priority projects identified by Governor Abbott and local leaders in Texas. In addition to the nearly $5 billion for infrastructure projects,… Read the full story here…

Governor Abbott’s Statement On Michael Cloud’s Victory

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott tonight released the following statement after Michael Cloud’s victory in congressional district 27: “I am proud to have endorsed Michael Cloud in today’s special election, and I am pleased that Texas’ 27th Congressional District will finally have adequate representation in Washington D.C. As we approach the one year anniversary of… Read the full story here…

Governor Greg Abbott Sets Special Election For Texas House District 52

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today issued a proclamation announcing November 6, 2018, as the special election date to fill the Texas House of Representatives District 52 seat recently vacated by Representative Larry Gonzales. Candidates who wish to have their names placed on the special election ballot must file their applications with the Secretary of State… Read the full story here…

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AUSTIN - The National Federation of Independent Business Texas PAC (NFIB TX PAC) today endorsed Governor Abbott for re-election. The Texas chapter of Read the full story here...

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today announced he has accepted an invitation from Nexstar Media Group for a statewide debate against the Democrat Read the full story here...

This op-ed originally appeared in CNBC on July 10, 2018. Why Texas Is The Top State For Business In America By Gov. Greg Abbott CNBC The Texas Read the full story here...