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Government Actions

When the private sector does not address a major issue, the public sector will often step into the vacuum and do it. The construction industry has been slow to embrace the principles of social responsibility and sustainable value, focusing instead on whatever it takes to be lowest bidder. As a consequence of this, government is adopting policies that reshape the rules for the industry.

Business groups and others opposed to ending the so-called Texas Dream Act, a state law that provides a tuition break for certain undocumented students, appear to have been...
With deadlines fast approaching in the Texas legislative session, Republican leaders are moving ahead with a new package of proposals aimed at reining in the ability of cities and...
In defiance of Republican leadership at the Texas Capitol moving toward banning such a move, the Dallas City Council on Wednesday voted to require that private employers offer...
The bill would create federal tax credits for donations to non-profits that provide scholarships for education including training programs and apprenticeships.
The Texas Workforce Commission has approved a rule that allows online apps to classify their workers as contractors whether or not they meet the legal definition of an employee...
There’s new life to an effort to ban local governments in Texas from requiring that private employers provide paid sick leave. As we previously reported, what would have appeared...
The filmmakers behind The Rational Middle documentary series on immigration took their show on the road in Austin this past week with a screening of two of their...
Over the past few decades, Chief Operating Officer for Marek Brothers Mike Holland has seen the construction industry change.  He said that as baby boomers retire,...
Dallas Morning News business columnist Mitchell Schnurman this week explored the question of why business leaders in Texas are once again pushing for comprehensive immigration...