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Texas Legislature 2023

Texas cities have adopted ordinances to benefit workers. Sweeping legislation could roll many back.

Lawmakers say their bills are needed to provide small businesses with consistent regulations and that regulatory power should be returned to the state. Labor groups say the proposal could undo hard-fought measures to protect workers.

Construction workers in downtown Austin on June 15, 2021.

“A matter of life and death”

Concerns about expanded impact

Case by case vs. sweeping legislation

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