Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called on Texas residents and political candidates to sign a pledge against defunding the police.

Austin City Council's decision last month to cut the police budget by 5% continues to rankle.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a pledge on Thursday opposing police budget cuts and invited candidates in the upcoming election to join him in doing so.

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The Texas Municipal Police Association launched a billboard campaign Wednesday in response to what the union called Austin City Council's "disastrous decision" to cut some police funding.

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