Quote of the Week

Quote of the Week
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"[Gov. Abbott] hates trees because one fell on him."

– Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt at the Texas Tribune Festival, explaining why state GOP leaders might look askance at a local Austin tree ordinance. While the crowd laughed, Eckhardt later apologized for the tasteless reference to Abbott's disability, saying, "While the Governor and I disagree on a number of issues, that is no excuse to be disagreeable."

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