Texas Legislation To Watch In 2019

By Michael Phillis (January 1, 2019, 12:03 PM EST) -- The Texas Legislature will consider bills in 2019 that would wipe out the power of cities like Austin to require businesses to pay for sick leave and end tax abatements for wind and solar projects, in a session expected to have a business-friendly focus.

That emphasis on business issues would stand in marked contrast to the social issues-focus of the Legislature's 2017 session, in which debates over a so-called bathroom bill aimed at transgender restroom use and a controversial sanctuary cities bill sucked up much of the air in the room. Major Texas businesses like IBM and Apple, along with a slew...

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