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Davis Criticizes Abbott's Ruling on Texas Homeland Security Act

WACO - Democratic Candidate for Governor Wendy Davis said on Tuesday Texans have the right to know where hazardous chemicals are located.

She spoke to a crowd of nearly 80 supporters at the McLennan County Democratic headquarters as part of her “Texans Deserve to Know" tour. This visit also marks the official kick off of her phone banking efforts.

Davis said her opponent Attorney General Greg Abbott is keeping the locations secret after receiving money from the chemical industry. However, if elected Davis said within 60 days, she would introduce legislative to reveal where all the facilities are.

"The candidate for governor should have more concern for the people of the state that she wants to run, than to let them sleep next door to explosives,” said Davis.

Meanwhile, Abbott said in a statement he applied the Texas Homeland Security act to keep information out of the hands of terrorists. He said will keep families informed about the location of the chemicals in their communities while keeping the information safe. He said he proposed for Texans to be able to access safety information through their fire departments.

In response to Davis’ accusations, Abbott said in a statement: “While on her tour, Sen. Davis should shed some light on other issues Texans deserve to know about, like the whereabouts of her legislative record on this issue and why she hasn't condemned Sen. Van De Putte and her fellow Democrats for voting in favor of this law.”
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