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Stories with person: Greg Abbott
  • Patrick wants board questioning Abbott's vetoes investigated 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 11:50 am

    AUSTIN, Texas - Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick wants a special legislative committee to examine a non-partisan state budget board after its director questioned Gov. Greg Abbott's line-item vetoes.

  • State officials: Abbott's budget vetoes may be invalid 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 8:59 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Line-items vetoes made by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott are being questioned by state budget officials, who said Tuesday that the new Republican governor appeared to cut spending in ways that are beyond his constitutional power.

  • Abbott orders investigation of use of tissue from abortions 
    Updated: Jul-14-15 9:37 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered an investigation of the use of fetal tissue of abortions. That's after anti-abortion activists released an undercover video showing a senior Planned Parenthood official discussing the disposition of parts from aborted fetuses.

  • Texas AG figures in federal securities probe 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 9:37 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, whose admitted violations of state securities laws will go before a grand jury this month, has also figured in a federal investigation of a Dallas-area technology company suspected of defrauding investors.

  • 5th Circuit tells courts to issue same-sex marriage rulings 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 10:43 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - A federal appeals court Wednesday instructed judges in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas to wrap up gay marriage cases in their states in line with last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

  • 5th Circuit tells courts to issue same-sex marriage rulings 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 9:02 pm

    JACKSON, Mississippi - A federal appeals court Wednesday instructed judges in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas to wrap up gay marriage cases in their states in line with last week's U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

  • Benefits offered for same-sex spouses of Texas state workers 
    Updated: Jul-01-15 4:00 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - The Employees Retirement System of Texas said it's now allowing state workers to enroll their same-sex spouses for benefits following last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision, which paved the way for gay marriage nationwide.