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The Source: Governor Abbott Vetoes 42 Bills

Ryan E. Poppe

Texas Governor Greg Abbott's veto pen got some extra use over the weekend going from 9 to 42 vetoed bills. Ranging from ethics reform to public health and education, the Governor's pen cut a variety of bills off at the knees. We talk with advocates and academics for analysis on what the bills meant and how Gov. Abbott compares to his predecessors.


  • Mark P. Jones, professor and chair of the Political Science department at Rice University
  • Craig McDonald, Director of Texans for Public Justice
  • Lori Holleran Steiker, professor of Sociology at the University of Texas Austin
  • Diego Bernal, represents district 123 in the Texas House of Representatives
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