Analysis

Top Texas Policy Developments Of 2017

Law360, Dallas (December 7, 2017, 10:49 AM EST) -- Against a backdrop of Republican Party infighting, Texas lawmakers in 2017 passed a controversial immigration bill, extended the lifespan of the state's energy regulatory agency and eschewed local control in favor of statewide rules on ride-hailing apps and texting while driving.

Also notable is a tort reform bill aimed at curbing alleged abuses in hailstorm insurance litigation. The bill took effect amid Hurricane Harvey's devastating winds and flooding, prompting consumer advocates to criticize what they view as diminished protections for policyholders while insurers defended the measure...
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