Texas Legislature

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, seated center, gives his State of the State Address in the House Chamber on Tuesday in Austin. Texas state Sen. Larry Taylor, top right, applauds the governor.

What was notable in Gov. Greg Abbott’s State of the State address was what was both in it and, especially, not in it.

In past State of the State addresses, Abbott laid out his priority issues, which included hot-button topics such as ethics reform, anti-sanctuary cities, abortion and the like. This address did not include those or similar issues.

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margo holst

I'll believe it when I see it!

George Croix

"By naming those priorities as emergency items, it will allow lawmakers to take up such measures sooner, lifting the usual constitutional limitation that prevents the Legislature from passing bills within the first 60 days of the session."
Now, the followup action is up to the legislators....put up, or stay shut up...

As to another issue named in the article, people unhappy with the number of uninsured (presumably health insured??) in Texas should ask themselves who and why that is first...

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