DMN: San Antonio leader circumvents Texas ban on fines for not wearing masks — with Gov. Abbott’s blessing

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, an Austin Democrat whose district extends to San Antonio, fired off a letter rebuking Abbott for gladly letting local elected officials enforce his COVID-19 edicts early in the pandemic, only to hobble them as he caved in later to Republican activists demanding faster reopening of the economy.

“In March, you hid behind local control, as our cities led in making tough decisions to stay home and work safe – including painful but correct decisions to cancel SXSW and Fiesta,” Doggett wrote, referring to festivals, respectively, in Austin and San Antonio.

“Unshackle local leaders to lead,” he urged.

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Author: Robert T. Garrett

Publisher: The Dallas Morning News

Date: Jun 17, 2020