STATE LEGISLATURE

Gov. Greg Abbott said Texas lawmakers would prioritize workers in 2021. But advocates say the working class was largely left behind.

After Texas workers were praised during the pandemic, many thought lawmakers would increase protections or benefits. But advocacy groups say they spent a lot of time playing defense on bills that could hurt workers.

By Megan Munce, The Texas Tribune
Posted 6/15/21

When the 2021 Texas legislative session kicked off in January, the state’s unemployment rate in Texas was 6.8% — well above the 3.7% rate from before the beginning of the pandemic …

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