Who’s advising Abbott on budget, policy stuff? John Colyandro, for one

More than a year ago, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican heir apparent for governor, started posting policy positions on his website and rolling out parts of his policy agenda in speeches. Who was helping him? To assist in shaping his budget and other policies, Abbott hired a policy staff of four full-time employees. […]

Abbott continues push to end patchwork of local regulations in Texas


FORT WORTH Gov. Greg Abbott has long said he’s tired of the patchwork of local regulations that stretch across Texas, allowing different rules in different cities to govern everything from plastic bags to fracking. The governor’s push is strongly opposed by city and county governments statewide who consider it an attack on local control, but […]

Governor Abbott Announces Senior Staff Departure


Governor Greg Abbott today announced the departure of his Senior Advisor and Policy Director, John Colyandro, from the Office of the Governor. Colyandro joined the Office of the Governor in October of 2017, and was instrumental in ensuring the passage of critical legislation, including property tax reform and school finance, in this most recent legislative […]