Tracking news and developments regarding Texas governor Greg Abbott in 2021.
Cutting Off Unemployment Benefits
Abbott opted out of enhanced unemployment benefits that were included in the American Rescue Plan as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thousands of Texans responded to Abbott’s controversial decision by suing him in federal court to attempt to bring back the benefit.
“Patriotic Education” Law
Critics have slammed Abbott for signing a “patriotic education” law that has introduced propaganda instead of facts to schoolchildren.