Politics

More help coming for Texas workers affected by COVID-19

Stimulus package for Texas workers and federal funding to be released soon

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today issued a statement regarding the recently passed $2 trillion federal stimulus package intended to relieve the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a special focus on unemployed workers and the state’s hardest-hit businesses.…

Governor Abbott implements essential services and activities protocols

Governor Abbott issues Executive Order

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today issued an Executive Order implementing Essential Services and Activities Protocols for the entire state of Texas. The protocols direct all Texans to minimize non-essential gatherings and in-person contact with people who are not in the same…

Governor Abbott announces Medicaid waiver approval

Waiver will grant Texas flexibility in administering Medicaid

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Center for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) has approved the Section 1135 Medicaid Waiver submitted by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) on March 25, 2020. This approval grants Texas flexibility in…

Congressman Cloud's statement on the CARES Act

District 27 Congressman Michael Cloud statement on the CARES Act

District 27 Congressman Michael Cloud released the following statement regarding H.R. 748 – Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: "Our country is facing an unprecedented epidemic that threatens our public health and our economic security. While I have…

Governor Abbott announces new processes for child care

Governor aims to preserve and extend child care capacity for front line workers

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott waived certain Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) regulations to preserve and extend child care capacity for front line workers. These waivers will allow TWC the flexibility to respond to child care needs, and are part of…

Congressman Cloud: It's Time to Move Past Reliance on China

Op-Ed by District 27 Congressman Michael Cloud

  Through a series of lies, blunders, and cover-ups, the communist government of China has intensified the spread of the novel coronavirus. Tragically, the United States and over 130 other countries are now dealing with the serious health and economic impacts of this…

Possible COVID-19 case at Driscoll Children's Hospital

Driscoll Children’s Hospital has learned one of its employees has symptoms consistent with COVID-19. The employee had contact with an individual who had recently traveled in the U.S. and subsequently became a Person Under Investigation (PUI) for COVID-19. Learning this…

Victoria county forensic audit underway

VICTORIA, Texas- Victoria County Commissioners have now approved the starting phase of a forensic audit that was approved earlier this year. The idea of this forensic audit has been a top…

Warren ends 2020 presidential bid after Super Tuesday rout

WASHINGTON (AP) - Elizabeth Warren has ended her Democratic presidential bid after a disappointing finish in Super Tuesday states. That's according to a person familiar with her plans. The Massachusetts senator hasn't endorsed Bernie Sanders or Joe Biden. Warren's campaign…

Super Tuesday's Sanders-Biden fight to shape Democratic race

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Millions of voters from Maine to California were casting ballots in a series of high-stakes Super Tuesday primary contests that tested the strength of starkly different visions for America's future as Democrats hurtled toward a November rematch with President Donald Trump.

Lawmakers close in on $7.5B measure to battle coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are finalizing a $7.5 billion emergency bill to fund the government's response to the coronavirus outbreak, even as fear is growing that the rapid spread of the virus is a shock to the economy and will lead to significant disruption in people's everyday lives.

Trump says he spoke to Taliban leader, had 'good talk'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he spoke Tuesday with the leader of the Taliban, days after the United States and the Taliban signed an agreement that calls for the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan after more than 18 years.

US senators: Budget proposal stifles contamination cleanup

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Trump administration's proposed budget for the U.S. Energy Department drew criticism Tuesday as Democratic senators voiced concerns that spending to clean up sites contaminated by decades of nuclear research and bomb-making was being cut in order to fund modernization of the nation's nuclear arsenal.

2020 Primary Election Results-Official

Official results

VICTORIA, Texas- Update 3/4/2020: Editor's Note. For clarification the County Constable race states that Vicente Flores, Jr. is the incumbent candidate. This is incorrect. The incumbent Constable is not running for reelection (Gary Smejkal). Flores, Jr. was unopposed in the…