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Sen. Johnson files bills to "correct misguided state policy" on COVID-19

Eli Kirshbaum | Aug 30, 2021 | Texas

In what his office called an effort to “correct misguided state policy” concerning COVID-19, Sen. Nathan Johnson (D) filed four bills on Sunday that would defy Gov. Greg Abbott’s long standing opposition to mask and vaccine mandates. The legislation, per Johnson’s own statement, is largely symbolic and unlikely to gain...[ Read More ]

Gov. Abbott attended large fundraiser ahead of COVID-19 diagnosis

| Aug 17, 2021 | Texas

Moments ago, the Office of the Governor confirmed that Greg Abbott has tested positive for COVID-19. "Governor Abbott is receiving Regeneron's monoclonal antibody treatment. Governor Abbott is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, in good health, and currently experiencing no symptoms." The Office did not comment on the Governor having attended a...[ Read More ]

Governor Abbott appoints three to Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

| Feb 3, 2021 | Texas

Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Jodie Elder, Ph.D. and reappointed Anthony Scoma, D.Min. and Evelyn Husband Thompson to the Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists for terms set to expire on February 1, 2027. The board licenses and regulates Marriage and Family Therapists in Texas. Jodie...[ Read More ]

Abbott calls for permanent expansion of telemedicine

| Feb 2, 2021 | Texas

Aside from commending Texas’ nation-leading vaccination efforts, promising to protect 2nd Amendment rights and quoting the Declaration of Independence, Gov. Greg Abbott revealed his hopes for this year’s legislative session in his 2021 State of the State Address. Among these was a call for legislators to permanently expand telemedicine services. “This...[ Read More ]