The people can't be trusted.
One of the GOP’s top priorities — banning local labor protections like mandatory paid sick leave — stalled for much of the session. Now, Republicans are putting their foot on the gas.
From capping property taxes to banning paid sick leave ordinances, GOP lawmakers want to stomp out liberal policies in cities across the state. A progressive network is going on the offensive.
Since a court ruling nullified plastic bag bans in 11 Texas cities, some retailers have continued to voluntarily observe the law, while others are handing out bags again.
The plastic bag bans helped reduce litter, protected wildlife and cattle and made stormwater management easier, environmental advocates say.
The move throws state resources behind an attack on a policy that’s set to take effect in Austin in October and that could spread to Dallas and San Antonio.
We dig into Abbott's violation of an Austin ordinance in 2011 and detail his controversial vetoes targeting the state's most vulnerable.