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Governor Abbott Has Not Yet Vetoed Any Bills This Session

Governor Greg Abbott has yet to veto any bills during this legislative session according to the Texas Legislature general reports.

According to the reports, Governor Abbott has not yet vetoed any bills during the 2017 legislative session. Governor Abbott has signed a large amount of bills, however, covering issues all over the governmental spectrum.

Abbott's lack of vetoes from this session is a change from the 2015 session, in which Governor Abbott vetoed 42 bills. His predecessor, Governor Rick Perry, did not veto any bills during the 2013 legislative session, but did veto 24 bills during the 2011 session.

For the 2017 legislative session, Governor Abbott's total of 454 bills signed is currently trailing the 2015 session, in which Governor Abbott signed 1,203 bills. Abbott's totals from both sessions top the total of 35 bills signed by Governor Perry during the 2013 session.

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Photo by Dallas Morning News

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