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Governor issues statement on Dallas salon owner jailed for seven days

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott, on Wednesday, released the following statement on the jailing of Dallas Salon Owner, Shelley Luther:

“I join the Attorney General in disagreeing with the excessive action by the Dallas Judge, putting Shelley Luther in jail for seven days. As I have made clear through prior pronouncements, jailing Texans for non-compliance with executive orders should always be the last available option. Compliance with executive orders during this pandemic is important to ensure public safety; however, surely there are less restrictive means to achieving that goal than jailing a Texas mother.”