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Abbott Charts Conservative Course For Texas Recovery

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott prepares to deliver his State of the State speech at Visionary Fiber Technologies, for the first time outside the Capitol, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, in Lockhart, Texas. (Bob Daemmrich/Pool Photo via AP)

Gov. Greg Abbott is planning a solidly conservative policy agenda to bring Texas out of the pandemic.

Abbott laid out some particulars in Monday night’s State of the State address. He pointed out the cost of the pandemic, but says the state’s comeback is already underway. He said Texas has added new jobs for the last eight months in a row, including more than 64-thousand in December.

The governor says the way forward will involve reduced regulations on businesses and a balanced state budget without tax increases.

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