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Mandatory Paid Sick Leave

What to Know: The Senate has passed a bill that would prevent cities from passing mandatory paid sick leave ordinances.

“Some Texas lawmakers, including the governor, want to abolish mandatory paid sick leave ordinances like the one passed in Austin,” Fox 7 Austin reports. “In response to pending bills filed in the Senate and the House, activists protested on the north steps of the Capitol this morning. The rally was sponsored by the group, ‘Working Texans for Paid Sick Time’ and featured speakers such as state Rep. Diego Bernal (D-San Antonio).”

The TPPF Take: Cities have no business intervening in the employer-employee relationship.

“Overreaching local governments are working to enact California-style ordinances that make Texans less free,” says TPPF’s Shelby Sterling. “The Legislature is right to step in and ensure that Texans everywhere share in the freedoms that make this state great.”

For more on these senate bills, click here.