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Debate ramps up at Texas Legislature over governor’s emergency powers during pandemic

Gov. Greg Abbott is well aware that some lawmakers, particularly in his own party, are interested in reining in his authority. However, it remains to be seen how much power Abbott is willing to relinquish.

Medical personnel wear personal protective equipment at a COVID-19 testing site at Nations Tobin Recreation Center in El Paso on Oct. 21, 2020.

“A great, conservative victory”

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Economy Politics State government Dade Phelan Dan Patrick Greg Abbott Texas House of Representatives Texas Senate