With its mandatory paid sick leave ordinance, the City of Austin once again violates Texas state law and infringes upon the rights of Austin businesses protected by the Texas Constitution. The City's ordinance is preempted by the Texas Minimum Wage Act. Furthermore, the City lacks evidence to support any legitimate governmental interest that would support imposing this regulatory burden on all business owners.
Texas' disaster reappraisal laws are meant to aid disaster recovery efforts in a way that promotes good fiscal stewardship. We applaud the Texas Attorney General for issuing an opinion that follows the intent of the law and that protects taxpayers still recovering from Hurricane Harvey.