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Gov. Greg Abbott (seated) signs disaster legislation Thursday, including funding for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. Among those at the signing was state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst (at Abbott’s left), who authored several pieces of the legislation.

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed legislation which supporters say will make the state better prepared for disasters.

The bill signing ceremony Thursday, which also included Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, Sen. Lois W. Kolkhorst (R-Brenham), members of the Texas Legislature and emergency management officials, was held at Gallery Furniture in Houston, owned by Jim McIngvale, also known as “Mattress Mack.”

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