Governor: Texans can't be jailed for violating coronavirus orders

AUSTIN, Texas — Seeking to end a political firestorm over a Dallas salon owner jailed for defying his statewide stay-at-home order, Gov. Greg Abbott modified the order Thursday prohibiting local officials from jailing Texans for violating any of his numerous coronavirus-related executive orders.“Throwing Texans in jail who have had their businesses shut down through no fault of their own is nonsensical, and I will not allow it to happen,” Abbott said in a statement. “That is why I am modifying my executive orders to ensure confinement is not a punishment for violating an order.”In a statement …

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