Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa issued the following statement:
“The rising Texas electorate is demanding change. They’re demanding more than rhetoric from the governor, they’re demanding action and real solutions.
“Republican Governor Greg Abbott has been utterly tone deaf during his time in office. Let’s face it, he is a weak governor who cowers to his Republican base and our rising Democratic majority. Abbott will need to do more than shuffle our tax dollars and line the pockets of powerful corporations and the rich. He will need to meet Democrats at the negotiating table.
“Where there can be progress, the governor can expect Democratic and bipartisan solutions on his desk. Democrats in the Texas House and Senate are taking their responsibility to their constituents seriously by filing legislation that increases equitable state funding for our public schools, expanding access to affordable healthcare, passing criminal justice reform, and ending gun violence.
“Where there are attacks on our working families, the governor can expect a fight. Our Democratic agenda is clear, Texas should be the greatest place to live, learn, work, and retire. We will be relentless in our pursuit of this agenda.”