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Gov. Greg Abbott tells supporters he's considering placing law enforcement for central Austin under state control

It's the latest proposal from the governor to punish the capital city for its August decision to trim its police budget by a third, primarily by shifting some responsibilities out of law enforcement oversight.

State Troopers stand guard on the state Capitol grounds during a protest against the death of George Floyd. June 2, 2020.

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