Greg Abbott Invites You to Figure Out What His Coronavirus Executive Orders Allow
In happier times, the governorship of Texas was regarded as a “weak” office compared to its counterparts in other states. But as the COVID-19 crisis draws on, and on, and the Legislature remains out of session, Governor Greg Abbott has come to exercise a kind of unitary power over life in Texas. He has begun to resemble not so much a governor as a Dungeon Master, leading the state through a role-playing game of his own devising. And on Wednesday, Abbott had some hearty congratulations to offer the judge of Bexar County: Nelson Wolff, you’ve solved my riddle! The riddle in question stems from executive orders that the governor has issued since April 27—orders that appeared to be bad news for the rowdy band of…View Original Post
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