Articles from July 2017

Special Session Update: Dues Deduction Bill Passes Senate

Posted on 7/27/2017
Although the bill's supporters say the bill is anti-union, SB 7 as written exempts first-responder groups with national labor union affiliations while negatively affecting TPEA, a nonunion, nonpartisan, Texas-only membership association.

From the Texas Tribune: Texas Senate Moves to Fast-Track Special Session Agenda

Posted on 7/18/2017
On the opening day of the special session, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick took a step to fast-track two bills reauthorizing the Texas Medical Board and four other state agencies jeopardized by inaction during the regular session.