Texas Governor Greg Abbott highlighted his vision and the importance and scope of what he believes the legislative priorities are for the state in this session during the opening keynote address at the Texas Public Policy Foundation's annual Texas Policy Summit in Austin today, Wednesday, March 1, 2023. 

“Texas is the undisputed economic juggernaut of America, and we will remain an unflinching force in the world by expanding opportunities for everyone this session,” said Governor Abbott. “I look forward to working with the Texas House and Senate to prevent a patchwork regulation regime that makes it hard to do business in our state. We are also working on other policy issues to make Texas even greater, including providing the largest property tax cut in Texas history, doing more than any other state to ensure our southern border is secure, classifying fentanyl poisonings as murder, and ending revolving-door bail policies that kill innocent Texans.


With education and school choice high on his priority list, the governor went on to say that one of the most consequential policies is to empower all parents with the ability to choose the best education option for their child.

One hundred and eighty-seven years after Texas was founded, there has never been a better time to be a Texan. Working together, we will keep it that way,” said the govnernor.

Texas Policy Summit 3 - Office of the Governor
Texas Policy Summit 3 - Office of the Governor

The crowd numbered more than 400 today as the governor emphasized education freedom through state-funded Education Savings Accounts so that all Texas parents have the ability to choose the best education option for their child. Abbott also discussed needing to rein in local business regulations that may be contrary to Texas values and ensure our state remains a national leader in economic opportunity.

For the past two decades, TPPF’s Texas Policy Summit has brought together a diverse constituency of legislators and staff, activists, media, and stakeholders to discuss the most pressing state and national issues impacting Texans and Americans.

Texas Policy Summit 2 - Office of the Governor
Texas Policy Summit 2 - Office of the Governor

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