Analysis: Greg Abbott and the policy contradiction of an anti-mandate mandate

Gov. Greg Abbott’s latest executive order contradicts what he's been saying for months about mandates and the personal choices of Texans and their businesses during the pandemic.

By Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune
Posted 10/12/21

The governor of Texas is mandating against mandates — resuming the kinds of top-down restrictions on private businesses that got him in trouble with a Dallas hair salon owner in 2020. You …

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