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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott
In a Saturday evening tweet, Governor Greg Abbott shared a Fox San Antonio article
about restaurants’ desires to continue selling alcoholic beverages to go, adding, “This has my support!”
Now, State Representative Tan Parker, R-Flower Mound, wants to make it happen.
Parker replied to Abbott's tweet with a promise to file a bill to set the practice in stone in the next legislative session, which begins in January 2021. Parker also said he'd "strengthen" the bill by letting Texas restaurants continue selling bulk retail food items to go.
In an effort to support struggling restaurants after they were forced to close their dining areas in March, Abbott signed a waiver
allowing to-go alcohol sales until May 1. The waiver has been extended indefinitely.
For what it's worth, Abbott’s sixth-largest election campaign contributors were alcohol manufacturers, distributors and retailers, according to campaign finance analysis
by Vote Smart.
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