Governor Abbott releases ‘2022 Report to the People of Texas’

'Texas shines as a beacon of hope, prosperity, and freedom'

AUSTIN, Texas – On Tuesday, Governor Greg Abbott released his “2022 Report to the People of Texas.” He looked back at all that was accomplished by and for the people of Texas over the previous year. The governor also shared his vision for the year ahead. This is his fourth Report to the People since taking office in 2015. Abbott releases the report in interim years when the Texas Legislature does not meet and no formal State of the State address is given.

“Texas shines as a beacon of hope, prosperity, and freedom—an economic and innovation powerhouse offering unmatched opportunities for families and businesses to grow and succeed,” said Governor Abbott. “As we have seen in years past, when tested by fire, flood, or hurricane, Texans respond with resilience and calm resolve. Just as we overcame those challenges, we continue to overcome the challenges of the global pandemic. And with neighbors helping neighbors, our communities are rebounding.”

The Report to the People includes a summary of the 87th Legislative Sessions and landmark legislation centered around hardworking Texans and the Governor’s priorities: building a state that is safer, freer, healthier, and more prosperous.

Economic indicators have reflected record-smashing job growth, thanks to continuing business investments and the unrivaled and diverse Texas workforce. The Report includes an overview of some of the programs, grants and initiatives within the Office of the Governor. Each one is dedicated to broadening the path for opportunities for more Texas families and securing an even brighter Texas of tomorrow.

The Report also includes updates on the State’s pandemic response and recovery programs. It talks about the Governor’s decisive actions to secure the border. The Report also highlights the dedication of Texas law enforcement officers and emergency responders, our men and women in uniform and everyday Texans who help keep our communities safe.

Governor Abbott looks ahead by noting, “The story of Texas has long been written by men and women who look to the horizon and see the possible, beyond all obstacles near and far. Texas is still the new frontier, a place where opportunity is abundant, where free enterprise flourishes, and where dreams, and families, and jobs grow… Our past is but prologue; the greatest chapters have yet to be written. And the Lone Star State is brimming with promise!”

You can read the Governor’s Report to the People of Texas here.