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Analysis: In Abbott’s hands, executive orders look like suggestions

Even as Gov. Greg Abbott is loosening his pandemic restrictions on people and businesses, he is buckling to opponents who protest that he's moving too slowly. He's undermining his own authority — and enforcement of the rest of his rules.

A sign requiring masks is posted at Cosmic Cowboy on South Congress Avenue on Austin. May 8, 2020.

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