Texas Governor Greg Abbott's Personal Twitter Feed
Sex trafficking is a widespread issue across Texas; affecting even the smallest of cities. We are combatting it wherever it exists. #EndHumanTrafficking #HumanTrafficking kcbd.com/2019/05/20/gov…
Proud to host the chess National Champion University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. They competed against the likes of Harvard and won it all for the second year in a row. #TexasProud ⁦@utrgv⁩ #RGV https://t.co/0CVkWwD2b4
Thanks to the @CBPSouthTexas for their tireless work on the border. #txlege twitter.com/cbpsouthtexas/…
A Texas oil company is using innovation to produce oil while reducing carbon emissions. Innovation beats regulation. #txlege chron.com/business/energ…
Texas man gets prison for smuggling immigrants in furniture. You smuggle. You go to jail. apnews.com/dfab5cac485e46…
So. What are the odds I’ll sign the Chick-fil-A bill? I’ll let you know after dinner. ⁦@ChickfilA⁩ #txlege https://t.co/xKS3vDV4gS
HEADS UP TEXANS: Some of you will have some severe weather. We're providing resources to help your local officials respond. Please heed local warnings and take personal precautions to stay safe. #txlege cbsaustin.com/news/local/gov…
RT @GregAbbott_TX: Texas is the best state in America for new jobs. We added more jobs than any other state over the last year. Thanks…
Renewal & resilience today in Sutherland Springs, Texas where church opens new sanctuary 18 months after massacre of 26 worshipers. The people of Sutherland Springs have hope & strength that flows from faith in God. lvrj.com/post/1668077
Texas is the best state in America for new jobs. We added more jobs than any other state over the last year. Thanks to our thriving businesses that continue to hire & to our workforce which is the best in America. #txlege #jobs dallasnews.com/business/jobs/…
Texas tells Nancy Pelosi & her Congressional Committees to pound sand. Texas has not subjugated its sovereign status to Congress. Congress doesn’t have oversight over states like Texas. twitter.com/swichkoski5/st…
And to think I broke my back simply by going jogging. twitter.com/tiffanyrg9/sta…
Texas House passes Senate bill to ensure "free speech" on college campuses. #txlege texastribune.org/2019/05/17/tex… via @TexasTribune
Bill to ban red light cameras in Texas is one step from becoming law. #txlege dallasnews.com/news/texas-leg…
All five McAllen ISD high schools are ranked among the best in America. #RGV kveo.com/news/local-new…
Here’s some appetizing news: Whataburger is looking to expand its operations and put even more restaurants across America. ⁦@Whataburger⁩ mysanantonio.com/business/local…
Texas added 28,900 jobs in April marking the 108th consecutive month of job growth in Texas. A total of 283,000 jobs were added the last year. Texas unemployment falls back to record low. #txlege dallasnews.com/business/jobs/…
Fake News Houston Chronicle Retracts Many Stories With Questionable Sources. go.shr.lc/2HuGVSq via @VINnews
Honduran Man Arrested For Trying To Cross Texas Border With Infant Who Isn’t His. ICE Calls It ‘New Level Of Child Endangerment.’ Thanks ⁦@ICEgov⁩ for the enforcement efforts. #txlege dfw.cbslocal.com/2019/05/16/hon…
This is the Governor’s Cup. It goes to the Governor of the winner of Texas—OU game. Texas stands more than a chance. They stand as reigning champion of the Red River Rivalry. That other fella holding the Golden Hat is @sehlinger3. I think you met him last year. #HookEm twitter.com/boomer4_life/s… https://t.co/cW7tTLzWvi
Both the Texas House & Senate have passed bills to limit local taxing authorities' power to increase your property taxes. They are negotiating final details now. I should be able to sign the law in a few weeks. Effective date would be September 1. #txlege twitter.com/sierraros69/st…
Been waiting for this. College football returns in 100 days. twitter.com/CFBHome/status…
Shocking: Immigration agents broke up a massive marriage fraud ring in Houston that involved nearly 100 people throughout Texas & overseas accused of taking part in sham marriages. This wasn't a border issue, it was intra-state crime. Thanks to @ICEgov. dallasnews.com/news/immigrati…
Trinity University in Texas rejects students' request to remove Chick-fil-A. Great to see common sense prevail on a college campus. #txlege @ChickfilA expressnews.com/news/education…
Three-day Central Texas human trafficking sting leads to 15 arrests. Law enforcement across Texas is cracking down on this heinous crime. Thanks here to the Bell Co. Sheriff Office. #txlege kwtx.com/content/news/T…
4 of the top 6 cities for living the American Dream are right here in Texas. That’s what we call a good start. #txlege https://t.co/10sUwsQXaU
The great Dirk Nowitzki joined us today. The greatest Dallas Maverick & one of the best NBA players of all time. We’re glad he remains a Texan. ⁦@swish41⁩ ⁦@NBA⁩ ⁦@dallasmavs⁩ https://t.co/vHRjcxjefX
The official keyboard of the Texas Governor. twitter.com/factsabouttexa…
Great to have my “cuz” Josh Abbott of the ⁦@joshabbottband⁩ at the Capitol today. Great singer. Great Texan. https://t.co/bciTsRgS0S
Thank you Jacquie for honoring our Champions of Freesom. You represent Texas well. twitter.com/jacquiebaly/st…
Salvadoran gang member wanted for homicide deported by ICE. Immigration officials say he entered the country illegally through Texas. Thanks @ICEgov for keeping criminals like this out of Texas. #txlege kgns.tv/content/news/S…
An overwhelming majority of Texans support our plan to limit local taxing authorities' power to increase your property taxes without voter approval. We will make this happen!! #txlege bit.ly/2HtXZbl
Doris Day Dies at 97. We lost a genuine ray of sunshine. people.com/movies/doris-d…
Dear Mayor Pete: America is the greatest nation in history of the world. Are there imperfections? Sure. Is there a more exceptional country? No. It allows both a paraplegic to rise to Governor of TX & a gay man to run for President. Opportunity for all. washingtontimes.com/news/2019/may/…
Me warming up for what I’ll be doing the rest of the legislative session. https://t.co/KTd3IQU8tA
Mother’s Day ice cream celebration. https://t.co/XF1a7OXb5s
Happy Mother’s Day to my mom who made my brother and me who we are. We wish a very Happy Mother’s Day to all the women who are raising the next generation of Texans. God Bless our Moms. And God Bless Texas. #HappyMotharsDay https://t.co/CFhgvU5nOQ
That was sent by a liberal group. SB 9 seeks to improve election integrity and do more to prevent election fraud. It should be supported. twitter.com/monica_sells21…
RT @kseliger: Thank you to SB 213 co-authors and all of the parents, teachers and schools who have continued to support Individual Graduati…
Before 6:00 a.m. Killing me. Videos that have now been confiscated and destroyed. twitter.com/jsarkissianfox…
Graduation time for my daughter! So proud of all she has achieved. The best is yet to come. https://t.co/2L8D5MaWPG
No income tax in Texas. The Texas House just passed a resolution to constitutionally ban an income tax in Texas. Thanks @leachfortexas. #txlege twitter.com/leachfortexas/…
Tired of pesky telemarketer tricks harassing you at home? We have a fix the that. Thanks to ⁦Representative @BenLemanTX⁩ for his good work. #txlege texastribune.org/2019/05/08/tel…
The Texas Tech Basketball team has outstanding young men. We were honored to welcome them to the Capitol. @TexasTechMBB @TexasTech #WreckEm twitter.com/texastechmbb/s…
Congress dithers while illegal border apprehensions spike. I worked with the President & Sec. of Homeland Security this week on new tactics to secure the border. Texas is providing ~ a billion dollars to send National Guard & DPS officers to the border. dallasnews.com/news/immigrati…
To help Texans with flooding the next few days, we have placed response resources in areas across the state. We have activated additional rescue boats to support our local partners in the Houston & Harris County area. Stay safe & heed warnings. #txlege everythinglubbock.com/news/state-reg…
Border security remains an urgent priority. Texas can lead the way. We need more tools, infrastructure & barriers to combat human trafficking and illegal drugs pouring across the border. Pass HB 4306 #txlege @KyleBiedermann @poncho_nevarez @BriscoeCain #txlege
Today we honored the Texas Tech basketball team that advanced all the way to the NCAA National Championship game. We’re very proud of them and the pride they stoked in our state. ⁦@TexasTechMBB⁩ ⁦@TexasTech⁩ #WreckEm #RedRaiders #GunsUp https://t.co/VcQoFuK7Vg
We honor and forever remember our law enforcement officers who put their lives on the line to keep our communities safe. #txlege #BackTheBlue #ThinBlueLine twitter.com/krld/status/11…
Today we celebrated the legacy of 13 Texas Peace Officers who lost their lives in line of duty. Texas is forever grateful for their service and sacrifice. Texas is better because of them. #txlege #BackTheBlue #ThinBlueLine kxxv.com/hometown/texas…
I approve this message: Child molesters should never get a penny in government pensions. dallasnews.com/opinion/editor…
8 of the top 10 states for business in America are all run by Republican Governors with Texas leading the way. The bottom 5 states are all run by Democrat governors. rga.org/states-run-by-…
Texas is again named the Best State for Business by the nation’s leading CEOs — now for the 15th year in a row. #txlege bit.ly/2LnQibL https://t.co/m9CTqF2oBy
RT @leachfortexas: I was honored today to stand with the Sherrard family alongside @GregAbbott_TX for the bill signing ceremony for HB 540,…
Property tax relief that’s both attainable AND sustainable. twitter.com/texasgop/statu…
It's been a privilege to answer your questions about education funding and property taxes the past hour. I have to go back to work now. Big day & week ahead. We will keep working to ensure Texas REMAINS the greatest state in America.
This is a common question. Texas passed a law to end education funding to students in our schools who are here illegally. The Supreme Court struck it down in Plyler v. Doe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plyler_v.… twitter.com/AJ91574287/sta…
No. Since that time property appraisals & tax increases have gone through the roof. Reform & reduction are needed. State spending on education assists that process & addresses Robin Hood but it doesn't reform or reduce property taxes. That's why we want to buy down tax rates. twitter.com/SRead806/statu…
That's exactly what we are doing. It's in SB2. School property tax revenues will be limited to no more than a 2.5% increase. City & County property tax revenues will be limited to no more than a 3.5% increase. On this one, it can go higher with voter approval. twitter.com/nogeese/status…
Great questions. The legislature created them both, and this session is reforming them both. Reforms are already proposed to rein in excessive appraisals. And HB3 does more this session than ever to reform and reduce the Robin Hood school funding system. Funding is in HB3. twitter.com/SRead806/statu…
That gap is being filled by Texas. HB3 provides about $6 billion in additional funding. The Senate takes it up tomorrow. The final number is yet to be determined but Texas will better fund our schools, pay our teachers more AND write a budge where we live within our means. twitter.com/jpheismn/statu…
This is a common misperception about property tax reform in TX. The state doesn't levy property taxes, only local government & schools. For Texas to lower property taxes it must spend money to buy down the school property taxes. That's why we're spending billions to lower taxes. twitter.com/joesanders33/s…
Yes. We already plan to spend $2.7 billion per year to reduce property taxes. Without more though that reduction will be eroded by rising property values & the 2.5% tax rate increase allowed by SB 2. Dedicating sales tax makes property tax reduction greater & lasting. #txlege twitter.com/krisburdis/sta…
Texas can BOTH cut property tax rates and limit spending. Pass SB1891 by Sen. Hancock to limit state spending to population & inflation. #txlege @KHancock4TX @TexasSenateGOP @TXGOPCaucus @TxCC
Even Hollywood Elite eventually realize the importance of enforcing the law. All Americans expect it. We should all support it. “Kardashians thank ICE after catching illegal who broke into Kendall Jenner’s home.” magamedia.org/2019/03/30/kar…
Congratulations to Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price on her resounding reelection. @MayorBetsyPrice twitter.com/budkennedy/sta…
Tonight & tomorrow we remember law enforcement officers lost in the line of duty. John 15:13 is particularly fitting. Texas would not be as exceptional as we are without the dedicated service of our outstanding law enforcement. #txlege https://t.co/Uu23VsGxkQ
That makes me more powerful than Xi Jinping! Ha! twitter.com/elapresta/stat…
I don’t know where this came from but it sounds like ⁦@TexasHumor⁩. Credit where it belongs. https://t.co/4kb9C0Qq22
I don’t know where this came from but it sounds like ⁦@TexasHumor⁩. Credit where it belongs. https://t.co/7JEqyciPeo
Once again Texas has the #1 strongest economy in America. #txlege https://t.co/FKqGe3qRf3
Border Patrol reveals scam by illegal immigrants to recycle children back & forth across the border to pose as children of family units seeking asylum. Jail time sends the right message for child trafficking to enter illegally. kfoxtv.com/news/local/bor…
Today I announced additional grant funding for border security operations in Texas. These funds come from U.S. Homeland Security. They are in addition to the $800 million Texas is spending on border security. #txlege crossroadstoday.com/news/texas-new…
I understand how you feel & know the U.S. has benefited by many Syrians who’ve become patriotic citizens. My action against Obama immigration system was b/c of the lawless disregard of the state’s role in the refugee relocation process & its refusal to enforce immigration laws. twitter.com/peppergii/stat…
I’ve long liked that idea. But with the property tax reform your taxes should be growing less than your appraisal. twitter.com/webstergladwin…
For schools there is no voter override of the 2.5% property tax revenue cap. It’s a hard cap with no exceptions. twitter.com/mopenshaw/stat…
Yes. There will likely be a 2.5% property tax revenue cap on school districts. You are right that that is where you will receive most of your relief. twitter.com/uncle3max/stat…
The cap on school & local taxes is approved by the House & Senate as anticipated then the law would go into effect September 1st. We also want to use several strategies to buy down (lower) your property tax rates. That may require voter approval in November. twitter.com/jaredlee76/sta…
I’m all for lowering the appraisal cap. BUT you need to know that one benefit of the 3.5% property tax revenue cap on cities and counties is that it effectively means that regardless of your appraisal your taxes shouldn’t go up more than 3.5% unless voters approve it. twitter.com/ryanexpress77/…
Texas needs answers to skilled worker shortage. House Bill 4296 does that by helping high school students get a plumbing license before they graduate. Thanks to @RepMattSchaefer for his leadership. #txlege
SB2 effectively caps appraisals below 5%. It caps school revenue increases at 2.5% & cities & counties at 3.5%. Because the most your school property tax revenue can increase is 2.5%, if your appraisal goes up 10% then schools must cut your property tax rate by about 7.5%. twitter.com/highlandstore/…
We were SO PROUD to host the National Champion Baylor Lady Bears at the Capitol and to recognize the acclaim they have brought to their school and state. #SicEm twitter.com/BaylorWBB/stat…
TX House Ways & Means Committee just passed out a great bill that lowers your school property tax rates by more than 15%. It dedicates 100% of a penny increase in sales tax to cutting your property taxes. This is on top of the bill limiting local government raising your taxes.
ICE is Cracking Down on 'Fake Families' Using Children as 'Pawns' at Border. I can’t believe some people say the border is not an emergency issue. Texas is about to spend almost a billion dollars in state money to do the federal government’s job. #txlege newsweek.com/ice-chief-vows…
As severe weather moves into North Texas the state is taking every precaution including pre-positioning helicopters & boats to assist local officials with potential search & rescue operations. I urge all residents to heed warnings from local officials. everythinglubbock.com/news/state-reg…
White House asks Congress for $4.5 billion in emergency spending for border. Congress better step up and fund this. washingtonpost.com/business/econo…
RT @TPPF: “TX is on the verge of realizing meaningful tax reform. Homeowners + businesses have labored under a broken property tax system t…
Great visit. Point well taken. It may be hard but the more we work in it the closer we all get to seeing how all the pieces fit together to provide meaningful and lasting property tax relief. We’ll get er done. twitter.com/repmattschaefe…
Monica's Law will save the lives & protect the safety of countless women. Thanks to Representative Brooks Landgraf of Odessa on leading the effort to pass the law. I look forward to signing it. @BrooksLandgraf #txlege yourbasin.com/news/monica-s-…
Congratulations to Speaker Bonnen, Chairman Burrows & Texas House on passing SB2 to limit the ability of taxing authorities to raise your property taxes. We’re one step closer to property tax relief in Texas. ⁦@RepDennisBonnen⁩ ⁦@Burrows4TX⁩ #txlege https://t.co/gtXxEwcRy4
RT @DrewSpringer: Proud to vote for SB2 w/@DrGregBonnen. Thanks for all the hard work of Chairman @Burrows4TX and the support of Gov @GregA…
Jordanian pleads guilty in Texas to illegally smuggling Yemen immigrants into the United States. Thanks to the U.S. Attorney for cracking down on these illegal immigrations schemes. expressnews.com/news/local/art…
RT @Burrows4TX: With @GregAbbott_TX on the floor ahead of today’s vote on HB2; I’m very grateful for his support and counsel #txlege https:…
Thanks to the @TXGOPCaucus for the opportunity to visit with you about property tax reform and passing SB2. Thanks for addressing the needs of your constituents and our state. You are taking an important step to reform a broken & costly property tax system. #txlege twitter.com/willmetcalfTX/…
@ICE shifts resources to address crisis at Texas border to investigate human smuggling operations & the use of fraudulent documents to create fake families seeking to exploit U.S. immigration laws. The federal government is increasing border security. ice.gov/news/releases/…
 
 
 
 
 
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