Despite deserving termination, D’Andrea gets promotion as Texas PUC Chairman at hands of Texas Governor Abbott

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, March 4 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott has named Arthur D’Andrea as chair of the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) for a term “at the pleasure of the Governor,” according to Abbott’s press release. D’Andrea has served on the PUC as a Commissioner since 2017, so it’s questionable […]

In Texas, attention turns to storm repairs, political peril

DALLAS (AP) — The seam that split in a pipe under Nora Espinoza’s sink during the frigid cold that gripped Texas was narrower than the edge of a dime. Her kitchen appeared mostly undamaged, but the plumber that cut into Espinoza’s wall found water had been pouring in underneath the floor. She expects the repairs […]

FEMA approves additional 31 counties for major disaster declaration beyond 77 originally approved

Austin, February 23 – Governor Greg Abbott yesterday announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved an additional 31 Texas counties to be added to the President’s Major Disaster Declaration for Individual Assistance. The Governor originally requested Individual Assistance for all 254 Texas counties on February 13th. On February 20th, the White House […]

Texas crisis has governor facing big backer: energy industry

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — As frozen Texas reels under one of the worst electricity outages in U.S. history, Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has blamed grid operators and iced-over wind turbines but gone easier on another culprit: an oil and gas industry that is the state’s dominant business and his biggest political contributor. And as the […]

Governor Abbott provides update on Texas’ response to winter weather conditions

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, February 18 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott yesterday provided an update on the state’s response to severe winter weather conditions and power outages throughout the state. The Governor discussed the weather forecast, response efforts to assist Texans in need, water quality, and other issues affecting communities across the state. […]

Governor Abbott declares disaster, deploys state resources as severe winter weather impacts Texas

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, February 12 – Governor Greg Abbott today issued a disaster declaration in all 254 counties in response to severe winter weather that is impacting Texas. The Governor is continuing to deploy state resources available to assist local officials in their response efforts and has ordered the Texas State Operations Center (SOC) to […]

Governor Abbott makes small gesture towards Texas Constitution, announces legally-required opening of Texas Capitol

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, December 22 – Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, and outgoing House Speaker Dennis Bonnen announced yesterday that the Texas Capitol will re-open on January 4, 2021. Their announcement was little more than shameful pandering for attention. Article III, § 16 of the Texas Constitution states that […]

Politician’s Panic Pander: Governor Abbott panders to liberals, announces spending $88.5 million of tax dollars on special education giveaways

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Austin, October 22 – At every turn, Texas Governor Greg Abbott is using the Chinese Coronavirus panic as an opportunity to pander to liberals by lavishing funds on their pet spending programs. Abbott’s “panic pandering” seems to have everything to do with his run for President in 2024 as a […]

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