This Week in Texas: December 23, 2020

Posted December 23, 2020 in The Mignon Memo

Happy Holidays to You and Yours!– Mignon McGarry & Team
Texas Capitol Reopening
In a joint statement on Monday, Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and outgoing Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen announced the Capitol would be reopened on January 4th.Though specific protocols have yet to be announced, lawmakers have reportedly considered temperature checks, COVID testing, and limiting capacity in the galleries and committee rooms. The Legislature will reconvene on January 12th.
Speaker’s Policy Team Announcement
Presumptive Speaker Dade Phelan (R-Beaumont) announced his policy team.”We’ve assembled a first-rate team of policy experts who understand the mechanics of government and know how to get things done for Texas. I am privileged that these skilled professionals are devoting themselves to public service at this point in our state’s history,” Phelan said.
Senate District 30 Special Election
Senator-Elect Drew Springer (R-Muenster) won the Senate District 30 election over the weekend against his opponent, Dallas Salon Owner Shelly Luther.
Only in Austin…
Take part in the long-standing Austin tradition by grabbing some hot chocolate and taking a spin under Austin’s Zilker tree to receive good luck in 2021!