Abbott puts Bush in charge of disaster mitigation effort October 09, 2019 - 00:00 Posted in: Viewpoints State Capital Highlights AUSTIN — A plan is afoot for large-scale, regional projects to improve the state’s resilience to hurricanes and other natural disasters, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Oct. 4. Abbott tapped Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush to lead the federally funded $4 billion-plus “comprehensive mitigation” effort. Funding will come from ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!