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As Texas swelters, local rules requiring water breaks for construction workers will soon be nullified

Gov. Greg Abbott approved a law this week that will eliminate city and county ordinances like Austin’s and Dallas’ mandated water breaks.

Construction laborers work in Downtown Austin on June 29, 2021.


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