Gov. Greg Abbott Thursday appointed John Scott as the Texas Secretary of State. The Secretary serves as Chief Election Officer for Texas, assisting county election officials and ensuring the uniform application and interpretation of election laws throughout Texas.
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The third special session ended Monday, with lawmakers granting final approval to new maps for statehouse and congressional districts, completing a process that began almost a year ago when the Legislature opened redistricting hearings in January.
The Boeing Co. has told employees they must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or possibly be fired.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Monday to prohibit any entity, including private business, from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on workers and called on state lawmakers to pass a similar ban into law.
In the first week of the third called special session, the Senate passed bills related to most of the non-redistricting items placed on the agenda by Gov. Greg Abbott.
Gov. Greg Abbott Friday signed House Bill 9 into law, which will provide an additional $1.8 billion in state funding for border security over the next two years.
Gov. Greg Abbott Monday signed Senate Bill 6, the "Damon Allen Act," into law. Abbott said the Damon Allen Act will keep Texas communities safe by prohibiting the release on personal bond of defendants charged with a violent offense or who are charged while released on bail.
Gov. Greg Abbott issued a proclamation setting Tuesday, Nov. 2 as the special election day for eight proposed constitutional amendments in Texas.