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Signing "sanctuary" jurisdiction ban tops the week in Texas politics

A spokesman for Gov. Greg Abbott said they opted to sign Senate Bill 4 into law on Facebook to maximize the audience. Abbott’s move kicked off a drama-filled week in the Texas House where lawmakers debated vaccine requirements for foster kids.

In the Texas Political Roundup: Gov. Greg Abbott signed the bill to ban “sanctuary” jurisdictions into law. Vaccines took center stage in a House debate this week over foster care reforms. And some Texans in Washington weigh in on President Trump’s firing of the FBI director.

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