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Governor Abbott Directs DFPS To Investigate Gender-Transitioning Procedures As Child Abuse

| Feb 23, 2022 | Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today sent a letter to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) directing the agency to conduct prompt and thorough investigations of any reported instances of Texas children being subjected to abusive gender-transitioning procedures. The directive comes after the Office of the Attorney General confirmed that a...[ Read More ]

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce $128 Million To Support Staffing Needs At Rural Hospitals, Nursing Facilities

| Dec 22, 2021 | Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today announced the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is providing $128 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding to rural hospitals and nursing facilities to support health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds for the grant programs were authorized as part of Senate...[ Read More ]

Governor Abbott Signs Senate Bill 8, Allocating Federal American Rescue Plan Act Funding

| Nov 11, 2021 | Texas

Governor Greg Abbott today signed Senate Bill 8 (SB 8) into law, allocating the nearly $16 billion federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding awarded to the State of Texas earlier this year. SB 8 allocated critical funding for various state resources and programs, including: $7.2 billion to the Unemployment...[ Read More ]