86th #Txlege Report Card: Minimum Wage

Proposed minimum wage increases received minimal effort in Texas’ 86th Legislative Session. For more than a decade, the Texas minimum wage hasn’t budged from the federal minimum wage rate at $7.25 per hour. As cost of living continues to climb, many states have made great strides in  passing legislation to raise their minimum rates, with […]

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Abbott vetoes popular domestic violence bill because of an unrelated provision about radioactive waste fees

Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday vetoed a widely supported bill to protect domestic violence survivors, calling it a “laudable effort” that lost his support when “someone slipped in an ill-considered giveaway to a radioactive waste disposal facility,” he said. “Unfortunately, the bill author’s good idea about domestic violence has been dragged down by a bad idea about […]

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