This week on The Texan’s “Weekly Roundup,” the team discusses:
- Gov. Greg Abbott and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick taking their oaths of office
- The proposals to increase homestead and business exemptions at the inauguration
- Abbott saying he is not “ruling in” a 2024 presidential run
- Patrick claiming that he and Abbott are “all in” on school choice
- Republicans’ election bills to empower Attorney General Ken Paxton to prosecute election fraud
- Paxton filing a brief on behalf of the Texas Nationalist Movement in their lawsuit against Facebook
- Patrick calling exceptions to Texas’ abortion ban “unlikely” this session
- Congressmen Chip Roy and Tony Gonzales sparring over a Republican border security bill’s effect on asylum
- Gonzales filing his own bill for funding a border security grant program
- UT Austin banning TikTok on university-issued devices and university Wi-Fi networks
- State Rep. Erin Zwiener filing a climate change bill and “Action Plan” for Texas
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Daniel Friend is the Marketing and Media Manager for The Texan. After graduating with a double-major in Political Science and Humanities, he wrote for The Texan as a reporter through June 2022. In his spare time, you're likely to find him working on The Testimony of Calvin Lewis, an Abolition of Man-inspired novel and theatrical podcast.