The Texas Association of Business Releases Its Legislative Priorities

TAB prioritizing economic development incentives



Austin — Today, the Texas Association of Business (TAB) released its legislative priorities for the 88th Legislative Session. The following key priorities encourage economic growth and protect the pro-Texas, pro-jobs philosophy:

Economic Development

  • Support state and local economic development incentives to attract new and expand existing, large capital-intensive projects in Texas, including critical sectors such as advanced technology, bioscience manufacturing, semiconductor, manufacturing, and energy-related projects.

Energy

  • Promote an “all-the-above” energy strategy that is balanced, cost-effective, and efficient to ensure consistent and reliable power across Texas.

Healthcare

  • Protect employers from legislation that increases health care costs.

Private Employer Rights

  • Protecting the rights of Texas employers to operate businesses in the most effective manner possible in alignment with company and free market principles.

  • TAB strongly opposes the creation of any new private right of legal action against Texas employers and businesses.

Tech & Innovation

  • Continue to modernize state agency IT to combat cyber-risks and improve online services, telemedicine and rural economic development.

Workforce and Education

  • Maintain commitment to meeting the growing needs of Texas employers by supporting policies that increase innovation, choice, transparency, accountability, and connectedness in K12, postsecondary, and workforce systems.

  • Maintain commitment to meeting the growing needs of Texas employers by supporting policies that increase innovation, choice, transparency, accountability, and connectedness in K12, postsecondary, and workforce systems.

  • TAB supports paid apprenticeship and internship opportunities, and second chance hiring.

“TAB is proud to back a strong slate of pro-business policies to help ensure Texas remains the best place to start, operate, and relocate a business,” TAB CEO Glenn Hamer said. “We look forward to working alongside the Texas Legislature and our chamber partners to get the job done.”

The full package of legislative priorities can be found at TxBiz.org.

TAB is the Texas State Chamber, representing companies of every size and industry. The Association’s purpose is to champion the best business climate in the world, unleashing the power of free enterprise to enhance lives for generations. Follow TAB on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.