Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday proposed to yank future ability to annex — and let residents who’ve been recently annexed depart — from cities that “defund” the police. At a news conference, the Republican governor said 35,000 people have signed his “Texas Back the Blue Pledge,” which highlights a few cities’ rethinking of their police budgets. Democrats, though, accused…
Gov. Greg Abbott rolled out a proposal on Tuesday that would freeze property tax revenue at the current level for any city that defunds law enforcement in Texas. NBC 5’s Lili Zheng takes a closer look at the proposal.