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Greg Abbott on Abortion
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  • Ensure every child is spared from ravages of abortion. (Feb 2021)
  • Abortions unnecessary except for woman's life or health. (Mar 2020)
  • Protect unborn children and promote a culture of life. (Jan 2017)
  • Favors restrictions of judicial bypass for minor's abortion. (Jun 2015)
Greg Abbott on Budget & Economy
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  • Constitutional amendment to limits growth of state budget. (Feb 2015)
Greg Abbott on Civil Rights
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  • Wife is first Hispanic First Lady in Texas history. (Feb 2015)
Greg Abbott on Corporations
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  • $2 billion reduction in the business franchise tax. (Feb 2015)
Greg Abbott on Crime
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  • Emergency laws to prevent cities from defunding the police. (Feb 2021)
  • Crack down on human trafficking. (Feb 2019)
  • Raise bail when past criminals are re-arrested. (Aug 2018)
  • Make it a hate crime to target uniformed police officers. (Jan 2017)
  • 2003 Fugitive unit resulted in 4,400 more arrests. (Nov 2014)
Greg Abbott on Drugs
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  • More drug testing for unemployment insurance applicants. (Feb 2017)
  • Respond to the evil threat posed by drug cartels. (Feb 2015)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Greg Abbott on Education
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  • Teach students what it means to be American & to be a Texan. (Feb 2021)
  • Increase teacher pay, with best earning six figures. (Feb 2019)
  • Focus on mental health for safer schools. (Feb 2019)
  • Fully fund GURI: Governor's University Research Initiative. (Jan 2017)
  • Require evaluation of schools with A-F grades. (Jun 2015)
  • Additional funding for schools to adopt high-quality Pre-K. (Feb 2015)
  • Ensure having the best teachers by saying NO to Common Core. (Feb 2015)
Greg Abbott on Energy & Oil
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  • Clean Power Plan is an EPA power grab. (Oct 2015)
  • Ban local regulation of oil and gas operations. (May 2015)
Greg Abbott on Environment
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  • EPA is a runaway federal agency that must be reined in. (Nov 2014)
Greg Abbott on Families & Children
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  • Adoption agencies ok to disallow LGBT adoptions. (Jun 2017)
  • Reform Child Protective System or more children will die. (Jan 2017)
  • Conscience dictates if marriage is only one man & one woman. (Jun 2015)
Greg Abbott on Foreign Policy
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  • Texas is exceptional; we'd be world's 10th largest economy. (Jan 2017)
  • Against nuclear deal with Iran; keep state sanctions. (Sep 2015)
Greg Abbott on Free Trade
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  • Expand Texas' robust trade relationship with Canada. (Mar 2017)
  • Expand Texas' long-standing trade partnership with Mexico. (Sep 2015)
Greg Abbott on Government Reform
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  • Election integrity essential to our democracy. (Feb 2021)
  • Voter fraud is real; voter ID is nondiscriminatory. (Nov 2014)
Greg Abbott on Gun Control
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  • Texas must be a Second Amendment Sanctuary State. (Feb 2021)
  • Favor open carry of holstered handgun. (Jun 2015)
  • Individual right to keep and bear arms was settled in 1791. (Nov 2014)
Greg Abbott on Health Care
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  • We must focus on mental health challenges. (Feb 2021)
  • Ensure coverage without being forced into the ObamaCare. (Feb 2021)
  • ObamaCare was a bad law from the beginning. (Nov 2014)
Greg Abbott on Homeland Security
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  • Exempt veterans from state business fees. (Feb 2015)
Greg Abbott on Immigration
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  • Texas must fortify its efforts to secure our border. (Feb 2021)
  • Require local cooperation enforcing immigration laws. (May 2017)
  • Enforce against sanctuary cities or more Texans will die. (Jan 2017)
  • Ordered no more Syrian refugee resettlement. (Nov 2015)
  • 500 new state troopers plus Texas Rangers at the border. (Feb 2015)
Greg Abbott on Jobs
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  • No state deductions of union dues on paychecks. (Jan 2017)
Greg Abbott on Local Issues
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Greg Abbott on Principles & Values
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  • Prevent government from shutting churches during pandemic. (Feb 2021)
  • Defend "One Nation, Under God" in our Pledge of Allegiance. (Nov 2014)
Greg Abbott on Social Security
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Greg Abbott on Tax Reform
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  • Rein in property taxes; they punish families. (Feb 2019)
  • The only good tax is a dead tax. (Jan 2017)
Greg Abbott on Technology
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  • Broadband not a luxury; it's an essential tool. (Feb 2021)
  • Innovation renaissance: biotech, wearable tech, clean tech. (Jan 2017)
  • Proposition 1: the people have demanded $4B for roads. (Feb 2015)
Greg Abbott on War & Peace
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  • Help veterans get benefits they've earned. (Feb 2019)
Greg Abbott on Welfare & Poverty
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