PRIORITIES FOR PROSPERITY
87th LEGISLATIVE SESSION TOP 5
PROTECT THE RIGHTS AND EVEN THE PLAYING FIELD FOR JOB CREATORS
Maintain Chapter 313 and other economic development programs aimed at increasing business investment, relocation and expansion in Texas
Level the litigation playing fireld in lawsuits against owners and operators of company vehicles ensuring they are based on facts and evidence of an event.
PROVIDE A DIGITAL & TECHNOLOGY LANDSCAPE FOR PROSPERITY & GROWTH
Support development of a statewide Broadband Plan that provides access for all Texans yet has key characteristics including consistency with free market principles creating economic activity and increasing statewide competitiveness.
Support encouraging business efforts to develop and disclose comprehensive, market-driven policies regarding privacy and information practices and oppose efforts that would create a "patchwork-quilt" of state laws that impede growth of internet commerce.
MAINTAIN COMMITMENT TO PUBLIC EDUCATION & WORKFORCE SKILLS
Protect the work and maintain the commitments made to education through HB 3.
Protect district level funding with a one-year hold harmless to districts relative to attendance.
Pause A-F accountability rating system for accountability and funding for the duration of COVID-19 pandemic.
Maintain/expand opportunities to access workforce training for retooling and upskilling current workforce
Maintain formula fund from the 86th legislative session for public institutions of higher education.
IMPROVE & EXPAND TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE FOR RECOVERY & GROWTH
Restore public-private authority for major transportation infrastructure projects in Texas through the utilization of the Texas Comprehensive Development Agreement authority which expired in 2017.
PROVIDE ECONOMIC PROTECTIONS FOR EMPLOYERS
Support measures to protect employer who comply with federal and state guidelines from litigation stemming from open ended liability due to COVID-19 exposure of future pandemics.
Preempt cities from regulating private employment practices including hiring, scheduling, wages, benefits, etc.