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Gov. Greg Abbott maintains hard line against cuts to city police budgets, remains silent on reform proposals

Touting his public safety priorities for the legislative session, the governor continued to assail Austin for redirecting part of its police budget. He backed changes in police training, but said little else about reforming policing or accountability.

Austin police officers gathered on Interstate 35 to remove protesters from the highway. May 31, 2020.

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