Texas Workforce Commission extends payment deadlines for designated reimbursing employers required to pay share of unemployment benefits

Texas Workforce Commission extends payment deadlines for designated reimbursing employers required to pay share of unemployment benefits

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott yesterday announced that the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) has extended payment deadlines for designated reimbursing employers that are required to pay a share of unemployment benefits. Designated reimbursing employers include non-profits, local governments, school districts and other qualifying employers who reimburse TWC for the full amount of unemployment benefits to […]

Governor Abbott waives late fees for TABC license and permit renewals

Governor Abbott waives late fees for TABC license and permit renewals

(MAY 20, 2020) Governor Greg Abbott has allowed Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) license and permit renewals to occur after the current 30 day grace period after an expiration date without any late fees. This waiver applies to renewals with an expiration date on or after March 13, 2020. “As we continue to safely and […]

Governor Abbot, Goldman Sachs, LiftFund announce $50M in loans for Texas small business

Governor Abbot, Goldman Sachs, LiftFund announce $50M in loans for Texas small business

  (AUSTIN, TX – April 13, 2020) Governor Greg Abbott today announced that Goldman Sachs and the LiftFund, along with other community development financial institutions (CDFIs), are partnering to provide $50 million in loans to small businesses in Texas that have been affected by COVID-19 as part of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program. […]

Governor Abbott allows event permit refunds for businesses affected by COVID-19 cancellations

Governor Abbott allows event permit refunds for businesses affected by COVID-19 cancellations

With events and festivals across Texas cancelled, Governor Abbott said it is essential that we find ways to reduce the financial burden on event organizers and the hospitality industry as a whole.

Governor Abbott to participate in statewide television Town Hall on coronavirus tonight

Governor Abbott to participate in statewide television Town Hall on coronavirus tonight

Governor and Top State Officials to Address Statewide Response to Coronavirus Outbreak (MARCH 19, 2020) Governor Greg Abbott and Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. announced a live virtual Town Hall meeting on at 7 p.m. CT Thursday, March 19. The Governor will discuss the statewide response to the current coronavirus outbreak and will be joined by top […]

Governor Abbott waives certain regulations to allow delivery of alcohol from restaurants

Governor Abbott waives certain regulations to allow delivery of alcohol from restaurants

(March 18, 2020) Governor Greg Abbott today issued a waiver that will allow restaurants to deliver alcoholic beverages with food purchases to patrons, including beer, wine, and mixed drinks. The Governor also directed the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) to waive certain provisions to allow manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers of alcoholic beverages to repurchase or sell […]

Governor Abbott waives STAAR testing requirements

Governor Abbott waives STAAR testing requirements

Is Requesting Suspension Of Federal Testing Requirements For 2019-2020 School Year (March 16, 2020) Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he has waived the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) testing requirements for the 2019-2020 school year. Additionally, Governor Abbott is requesting that the Department of Education (DOE) waive federal testing requirements for the […]

Representative Justin Holland Statement On Governor Abbott’s Executive Orders

(ROCKWALL, TX – Sept. 5, 2019) Representative Justin Holland issued the following statement on the eight executive orders Governor Abbott released today in response to the El Paso and Odessa-Midland tragedies: “Violence has no place in Texas, and as leaders of the Lone Star State, we must do all we can to prevent it. The executive orders issued by […]