Big Business Has (almost) Killed the Texas ‘bathroom Bill'

AUSTIN — If the so-called bathroom bill gets flushed, big business will get the blame — or the credit.With just a week left in the special legislative session, the legislation is likely to die, an expectation lawmakers attribute to the suddenly vocal opposition of Texas’ largest corporate interests.While this pleases industry groups and Republicans who oppose the legislation, it’s disappointing to bathroom bill backers such as Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Gov. Greg Abbott, who typically count on business to back their fiscally conservative agendas.  Continue reading...

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