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Huffines Calls for Abbott to Veto Spending Bills, Call Fourth Special to Ban Vaccine Mandates

DALLAS, TX, October 19, 2021 — After delaying nearly the entire legislative session, Austin lawmakers rammed through a meager amount of property tax relief and billions of dollars in new government spending before adjourning early Tuesday morning. This action killed legislation to ban vaccine mandates in Texas. A fourth special session would be necessary to protect Texans from losing their jobs due to vaccine mandates. Conservative Republican candidate for governor Don Huffines condemned Greg Abbott for failing to provide serious and lasting property tax relief for Texans. Huffines further stated the need for Abbott to call a fourth special session dedicated to delivering tax relief and protecting Texans from vaccine mandates.  

Huffines issued the following statement:  

“Unlike Donald Trump, Greg Abbott clearly doesn’t understand leverage. He signed hundreds of Democrat bills into law during the regular session and enabled Texas Democrats to kill election integrity legislation. With this most recent special session, Greg Abbott is on track to greenlight a Democrat-supported spending deal that leaves property taxpayers without substantial relief and leaves Texas workers unprotected from vaccine mandates.”  

Huffines further added:  

“If I were Governor of Texas right now, I would veto the Texas Legislature’s spending legislation and call a special session to dedicate the entire allotment of federal funds to property tax relief and pass a bill banning all vaccine mandates in Texas.”   

Don Huffines is a proud fifth-generation Texan, husband, father, grandfather, and self-made entrepreneur. A committed conservative, Huffines is fighting to safeguard Texans’ elections, phase out property taxes, and secure the border once and for all. Huffines is challenging Gov. Greg Abbott from the right in the Texas Republican primary. Texans deserve leadership. No excuses.