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The Texas Association of Business (TAB) is proud to present its legislative priorities for the 85th Legislative Session. For over 90 years, TAB has been on the forefront of ensuring Texas is the best place to work, run a business and raise a family. We do this by supporting initiatives that encourage economic growth and provide good paying jobs for more Texans. We also do this by opposing legislation that threatens the economy of this state.

TAB is and has always been a bipartisan advocacy organization consisting of over 4,000 large and small business members and over 200 local chamber partners. TAB’s Board of Directors approved an agenda that aggressively protects the Association’s pro-Texas, pro-jobs philosophy.

This publication is an extensive list of TAB’s priorities, which is a snapshot of the issues that TAB fights for in any given legislative session.

In a poll of TAB’s Board of Directors in which they were asked to rank the priorities for the 85th Legislative Session, the following issues overwhelmingly ranked as the top five they considered important:

  • Criminal Justice
  • Economic Development
  • Education and Workforce Readiness
  • Taxation
  • Transportation

While TAB will continue to work on all business issues, this is a good snapshot of the concerns that Texas business owners face every day.

The Texas Legislature has a large task this session to address all the critical business issues, but they also have a great opportunity to make legislative decisions to preserve and improve the economic prosperity for all Texans. Every day, TAB will be at the Capitol fighting for business interests, and we appreciate all the TAB member support that allows us to do so.

Click here to read our 85th Legislative Session Priorities