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1/11/2022 Experts call for more accountability, services for Texas foster kids | Texas Take ... to Texas' foster care system. Their report has arrived.Experts call for more accountability, services for Texas foster kids Gov. Greg Abbott agreed to establish an expert panel in October as part of a decade ... insurers will be required to cover up to eight home COVID-19 tests per month for people on their plans. One last thing‚A¶ "Republicans should stand against canceling Chinese Students on college campuses. To ...
1/1/2022 ANALYSIS: 5 Texas political stories to watch in 2022 ... House over new voting restrictions. Four legislative sessions that pushed the state further to the right. And persistent fights over COVID-19 rules, namely mask and vaccine mandates.Heading into 2022, voters will get the ... competitive?Democrats landed their strongest possible candidate to challenge Gov. Greg Abbott when Beto O‚AoRourke announced his campaign in November. But that does not mean the race will be easy, and O‚AoRourke enters ...
12/27/2021 The Between Holidays Wrangle from Far Left Texas ... Greg Abbott won‚Aot ease stance against mask mandates https://t.co/Nul7HZTWqg‚Ai Dallas Morning News (@dallasnews) December 22, 2021 Thanks to @GovAbbott & @TexasGOP , ‚Aumore than 18% of Texans were without health insurance, the highest rate in the country‚Au txlegeTexas has the highest share of uninsured residents in the nation. Another COVID-19 wave puts them at risk. https://t.co/xdSFTEv5gZ via @TexasTribune‚Ai Se√±or Pe√±a ...
12/7/2021 Free COVID-19 Therapeutic Infusion Center Opens In El Paso CBS Local AUSTIN (CBSDFW.COM) ‚Ai Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Department of State Health Services, in partnership with local officials, will launch a new COVID-19 therapeutic infusion center in El Paso.‚AuAntibody infusion centers continue to play an important role in limiting COVID-19 hospitalizations and reducing the severity of a COVID-19 diagnosis in a patient,‚Au said the governor in a news release. ‚AuI thank DSHS ...
12/1/2021 Republicans want fourth special session to pass vaccine mandate ban A growing number of Texas Republicans are pushing for lawmakers to return to the state Capitol for a fourth overtime round of legislating to pass laws banning COVID-19 vaccine mandates.As those calls continue to build, it remains unclear whether Gov. Greg Abbott ‚Ai the only official with the power to convene special sessions ‚Ai will order state lawmakers back to Austin and what issues he would include on ...
10/19/2021 Paris ISD dress code in limbo ... Covid-19 cases continued to rise in the weeks after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton successfully sought a temporary injunction on the dress code, citing Gov. Greg Abbott‚Aos executive order banning local governments from mandating the usage of face masks. Assistant Superintendent Althea Dixon noted that district Covid-19 cases now mirror upticks and falls in the community, whereas last year and earlier in the school year, cases remained ...
10/12/2021 COVID-19 live updates: Updates main headline to Abbott issues executive order banning vaccine mandates in Texas Mongkolchon Akesin/iStock (NEW YORK) ‚Ai The United States has been facing a COVID-19 surge as the more contagious delta variant continues to spread. More than 713,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 while ... Abbott issues executive order banning vaccine mandates in Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Monday that he issued an executive order that bans vaccine mandates ‚Auby any entity‚Au in Texas. The executive order prohibits entities ...
10/11/2021 Unvaccinated challenger to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is diagnosed with COVID pneumonia: Allen West is admitted to hospital but says it's made him more dedicated to 'fighting AGAINST vaccine mandates' after receiving monoclonal antibodies A Republican taking on Texas Governor Greg Abbott in the gubernatorial primary, who is unvaccinated against coronavirus, said his current ... A Republican taking on Texas Governor Greg Abbott in the gubernatorial primary, who is unvaccinated against coronavirus, said his current case of COVID-19 pneumonia has only emboldened him to fight against vaccine mandates. Allen West, 60, was admitted to the hospital on Saturday due to concern over his oxygen ...
10/7/2021 GOP governors hold press conference on border crisis AUSTIN, TEXAS ‚Ai JUNE 08: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott speaks during a press conference where he signed Senate Bills 2 and 3 at the Capitol on June 8, 2021 in Austin, Texas.Texas Gov. Greg ... deport illegal immigrants in hopes of preventing the spread of COVID-19 in the U.S.Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) also too the floor, saying the border sector in Yuma has had more than a ...
10/6/2021 Gov. Abbott, 11 other GOP governors announce plan to address issues at U.S.-Mexico border | WTVCFOX MISSION, Texas ( WOAI\/KABB) ‚Ai Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and 10 other Republican governors held a press conference along the U.S.-Mexico border Wednesday to discuss the ongoing border crisis."President Joe Biden has caused ... refuse entry to people into the country because of the COVID-19 public health risk.Some of these governors represent states hundreds of miles from the border, but say current policies are allowing drugs and ...
10/6/2021 Gov. Abbott, 11 other GOP governors announce plan to address issues at U.S.-Mexico border | KDBC MISSION, Texas ( WOAI/KABB) ‚Ai Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and 10 other Republican governors held a press conference along the U.S.-Mexico border Wednesday to discuss the ongoing border crisis."President Joe Biden has caused ... refuse entry to people into the country because of the COVID-19 public health risk.Some of these governors represent states hundreds of miles from the border, but say current policies are allowing drugs and ...
10/2/2021 Florida, Texas Account for More Than 30 Percent of U.S. COVID Deaths in Past Three Months Newsweek Florida and Texas have accounted for over 30 percent of U.S. COVID-19 deaths since mid-June, helping to bring the total nationwide toll to more than 700,000.The U.S. reached its latest grim milestone ... if they try to impose vaccine mandates, while Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued an executive order levyingpenalties on local officials who initiate mask requirements.Florida and Texas account for more than 30 percent of U.S ...
9/27/2021 Billboard in Round Rock urges: Don‚Äôt be ‚Äòbullied‚Äô into vaccination | CW39 Houston ... COVID-19 weekly. Additionally, health facilities that accept Medicare or Medicaid must require employees to be vaccinated. The orders are expected to impact about 80 million Americans.In Texas, Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order in August banning state agencies and local political divisions from adopting/enforcing vaccination requirement policies. It also applies to public or private entities that receive government funding ‚Ai who cannot require employees or patrons ...
9/23/2021 Tech groups sue to void Texas social media law ... the power to sue social media companies on behalf of affected users once the law takes effect Dec. 2. Gov. Greg Abbott, surrounded by Republican lawmakers, praised HB 20 when he signed it into law ... Austin companies, Texas groups try to sort out Biden's new COVID-19 vaccine mandate More: Amid pandemic, Austin's tech sector has quietly boomed But in a lawsuit filed in Austin federal court, the tech associations ...
9/23/2021 Herd Immunity: Covid Deaths Devouring the South Are No Accident For Scott Atlas, as for Republican governors like Ron DeSantis, Greg Abbott, Tate Reeves, and Kay Ivey, the human cost of our shredded public health system is a feature, not a bug. At the end of August, I wrote about the deficiencies in President Joe Biden‚Aos initial response to the Covid-19 pandemic. At the beginning of September, the president announced a series of new initiatives that will tackle ...
9/22/2021 U.S. Dept of Education investigating TEA guidance prohibiting masks ... Greg Abbott‚Aos executive order prohibiting local mask mandates.At-home COVID-19 tests for children Many parents and caregivers are concerned about their child's exposure at school. VP and Chief Medical Officer with Texas Children's Pediatrics and Texas Children's Urgent Care Dr. Stanley Spinner talks about the accuracy of the tests and more.The agency did not immediately say how or if it will enforce the order or if ...
9/22/2021 Texas‚Äô ban on school mask mandates draws federal investigation ... state agency said that school districts once again can‚Aot require face coverings, citing that courts are not blocking Gov. Greg Abbott ‚Aos executive order prohibiting local mask mandates.The agency did not immediately respond ... disabilities who are at greater risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are prevented from safely returning to in-person education, which would violate federal law, wrote Suzanne B. Goldberg, the acting assistant secretary for ...
9/20/2021 Ted Lieu drops the hammer ... COVID-19 case rate in the United States. Congressman Ted Lieu, who represents a district in California, was quick to congratulate Newsom: See below for what happens when you don‚Aot make medical decisions based on: -Your cousin‚Aos friend -Fox national prime time shows -The non-science based views of Ron DeSantis and Greg Abbott [https://t.co/iAsjlQcxk8] ‚Ai Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) [September 19, 2021] ‚AuSee below for what ...
9/20/2021 COVID-19 antibody infusion center launches in Livingston Gov. Greg Abbott on Sunday announced that the Texas Division of Emergency Management, in partnership with local officials, will launch a new COVID-19 therapeutic infusion center in Livingston. The infusion center will begin accepting patients Monday and has been provided with monoclonal antibodies to treat outpatient cases of COVID-19 in patients who have a referral from a doctor. This treatment is available at no cost to the patient ...
9/19/2021 Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's Approval Plummets, 54% Now Believe State Is on Wrong Track Newsweek ... Greg Abbott 's approval rating has dropped to record lows since he first took office, and a majority of Texans believe the Lone Star state is now heading down the wrong track.A new survey from The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Tyler found that just 45 percent of Texans approve of Abbott's performance as governor, down 14 points from his approval rating before the COVID ...
9/19/2021 Texas This Week: Texas Tribune political reporter discusses third special session ... Greg Abbott's agenda for the third special session. Work on the big item on the call, redistricting , has been happening for months now, with both chambers holding committee hearings. Lawmakers will also decide how the State spends nearly $16 billion in federal COVID-19 relief dollars from the American ...
9/18/2021 Biden Says Republican Governors are Undermining COVID Safety Response Sept 16 (Reuters) ‚Ai U.S. President Joe Biden on Thursday directed his ire at the governors of Florida and Texas, accusing the Republican leaders of ‚Audoing everything they can to undermine the life-saving requirements‚Au he proposed to counter the spread of COVID-19. Some Republican governors, including Greg Abbott of Texas and Ron DeSantis of Florida, have vowed to fight the vaccine mandate for big companies that Biden ...
9/18/2021 Judge Ruling Prevents Abbott from Closing Planned Entry Points Along Southern Border - Tennessee Star by Sebastian HughesA ruling from a federal judge on Thursday led Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to abandon his plan to close six entry points on the southern border amid a surge of migrants, the El Paso Times reported.The U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia blocked President Joe Biden from turning away migrant families with children under 18, citing a health order related to the COVID-19 ...
9/18/2021 ASHBY: Funding helps rural hospitals Gov. Greg Abbott recently announced the Texas Health and Human Services Commission is set to receive $5 million in federal funding to help serve rural hospitals. This funding is part of a new program dedicated ... with allocating nearly $16 billion in federal relief funds for COVID-19 recovery. The Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds is a disbursement of federal dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act, which Congress ...
9/16/2021 It's politicians ‚Äî not migrants ‚Äî who are prolonging the coronavirus pandemic The Washington Post Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) have repeatedly denied the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention‚Aos clear guidance on the effectiveness of masks and social distancing. According to doctors, this has resulted in a higher rate of covid-19 cases. Texas leads the country in child deaths related to the coronavirus . Covid-related deaths in children in Florida have more than doubled since August ...