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Debate over discrimination ordinances may save Austin’s paid sick leave policy

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By: Phil Prazan AUSTIN (KXAN) — A fight over non-discrimination language could scuttle an effort to overrule the sick pay ordinances of Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio.  Republican state lawmakers moved early on a series of bills that would ban cities from going beyond what the state and federal government requires for paid time-off, benefits,…

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Statement on National Small Business Week

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AUSTIN—The Alliance for Securing and Strengthening the Economy in Texas today released the following statement regarding National Small Business Week: “As we recognize the significant impact small businesses have on creating jobs and investing in our communities, the Texas Legislature has the opportunity this session to pass critical legislation that will remove burdensome barriers that…

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Dallas Morning News Editorial Board: “The sick leave ordinance will almost certainly never help a single employee.”

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Editorial slams use of job-killing sick leave policy to score political points  AUSTIN—The Dallas Morning News published a scathing editorial over the weekend slamming the Dallas City Council for putting politics ahead of the welfare of Dallas workers and employers. Last week, the Dallas City Council passed a mandatory paid sick leave ordinance that is…

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Empty progressive promises are fueling politics at Dallas City Hall

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By: Dallas Morning News Editorial Board What’s more cliche than an empty promise in campaign season? A progressive bloc of Dallas City Council members delivered just that to city’s poor Wednesday, sitting on a moral high horse and thundering demands of equality and fairness at — well at whom exactly? Led by mayoral candidate Scott…

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Statement on Passage of Paid Sick Leave Ordinance by City of Dallas

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“The time is now for the Legislature to make employment regulations consistent across the state.” AUSTIN—The Alliance for Securing and Strengthening the Economy in Texas (ASSET) released the following statement regarding today’s passage of an ordinance to regulate paid sick leave by the city of Dallas. “Today’s action by the city of Dallas is proof…

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Statement on Senate Passage of SB 2486 and 2488

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AUSTIN—The Alliance for Securing and Strengthening the Economy in Texas today released the following statement regarding Senate passage of Senate Bills 2486 and 2488, which make certain employment regulations consistent across Texas: “With the passage of SB 2486 and 2488, the Texas Senate has stood up for Texas jobs and against the growing threat of…

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Statement on Senate Passage of SB 2485 and 2487

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AUSTIN—The Alliance for Securing and Strengthening the Economy in Texas today released the following statement regarding Senate passage of Senate Bills 2485 and 2487, which make certain employment regulations consistent across Texas: “Consistent employment regulations are a statewide issue affecting statewide competitiveness and need a statewide solution. The Texas Senate took an important first step…

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Sen. Creighton: A level playing field is the key to Texas job growth

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By: Sen. Brandon Creighton Imagine you’ve fulfilled your lifelong dream of starting a home remodeling business and you’re busy working with clients in Austin, Round Rock and Buda. You provide competitive wages and benefits to your employees, who regularly split their time between three different cities to get the job done. Now, imagine each city…

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GOP senator renews effort to end sick leave laws, similar rules

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By: Chuck Lindell Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, rebooted efforts to block Austin and other cities from dictating paid sick leave and other business policies, saying it’s time for the Legislature to overturn “crushing” regulations on private employers. Saying the regulation of employment practices belongs to the state, not local governments, Creighton began with Senate Bill…

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While It’s Held Up In Court, Austin’s Paid Sick Leave Law Comes Closer To Being Undone By The State

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By: Audrey McGlinchy Texas lawmakers on Thursday advanced a bill that would prevent a city from requiring private employers to give their workers certain benefits, such as paid sick leave. “This bill creates a statewide policy for consistent regulation by giving clarity to our private employers and prohibits local governments meddling in their business for…

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