This Week in Texas: Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Posted June 19, 2019 in The Mignon Memo

Governor’s Veto Period Ended Sunday

Governor Greg Abbott considered 1429 bills after the 86th Legislative Session.  By the end of the veto period Sunday, June 16th, he had vetoed 56 bills, signed 1229 and let 144 become law without his signature.  To review the final list, click here.

Texas Monthly’s 2019 Best and Worst Legislators List

It’s out!  Everyone involved in the legislative session at the Texas Capitol looks forward to the release of Texas Monthly’s biennial tally of successes and failures.  To see the full list, click here.

Whataburger Attempts to Reassure Texans After News of Sale

Reactions to the sale of Whataburger to Chicago-based BDT Capital Partners have been passionate, to say the least.  Click here to see a few clever responses.

Only in Austin…

Plumbers gathered at the Capitol to protest the shuttering of the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners on June 14th.  Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order to save the agency a day earlier.