Law puts expansive emergency power in Abbott’s hands

Law puts expansive emergency power in Abbott’s hands

State law gives Gov. Greg Abbott expansive and far-reaching power to deal with emergencies, and he has responded to the growing coronavirus outbreak with a torrent of action that is affecting lives and livelihoods across Texas.Along the way, Abbott’s actions have been met with praise for his decisiveness as well as escalating criticism that he has gone too far (often from the right wing of his Republican Party) or not far enough (often from Democrats and local officials). […]
Source: Statesman

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