AUSTIN—The Texas Public Policy Foundation applauds the Texas Senate for passing two bills (SBs 2485 and2487) that will protect employers’ and employees’ right to operate freely in the marketplace. If enacted, this legislative package will preempt onerous local regulations and create uniform and consistent employment standards for all.

“Today, the Texas Senate sent a clear message: State leaders won’t allow local government overregulation to turn the Texas Miracle into a California nightmare,” said Think Local Liberty’s Shelby Sterling.

Sterling continued: “The upper chamber deserves a lot of credit for advancing Senate Bills 2485 and 2487. If fully adopted, these bills will undo the patchwork quilt of local employment regulations that are right now smothering small businesses and entrepreneurs, and set up the Texas economy for future success.”