Texas legislators grapple with when to reopen state economy

By Joshua Skinner
Medill Reports

Coronavirus deaths in America continue to increase, but that hasn’t stopped some states from beginning to plan how to reopen their economies. Among them is Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who is preparing a measured plan to reopen the state. But some state legislators believe slower isn’t better, and shutting down the economy will be more harmful to Texans than COVID-19.

Photo at top: One of the many schools, businesses, and athletic facilities closed to the public. (Joshua Skinner/MEDILL)