Gov. Abbott Bans Mask Mandates, Cuts Unemployment

Photo from the Texas Tribune. By Terrance Turner May 18, 2021 Texas Gov. Greg Abbott today issued an executive order banning state governmental entities -- including cities, counties, school districts or officials -- from having mask mandates. Starting Friday, May 21, any government entity that tries to impose a mask mandate can face a fine … Continue reading Gov. Abbott Bans Mask Mandates, Cuts Unemployment

Texas Is Reopening Amid Surge In COVID-19 Cases.

Gov. Greg Abbott at his Monday press conference. Photo courtesy of the Texas Tribune. By Terrance Turner Texas begins reopening tomorrow. At an April 27 press conference, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott laid out a plan to reopen businesses in Texas. Abbott said that the COVID-19 infection rate “has been on the decline over the past … Continue reading Texas Is Reopening Amid Surge In COVID-19 Cases.

Unemployment Soars Across U.S.

Photo courtesy of CNBC. By Terrance Turner Last week, 3.28 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits, according to the Labor Department. That is the largest number since the Dept. began collecting data in 1967. It's also nearly five times the previous record of 695,000 filings in October 1982. In Texas, there's a similar pattern. Last … Continue reading Unemployment Soars Across U.S.