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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.

Texas Republicans are once again taking aim at government-mandated collective bargaining agreements on taxpayer-funded construction projects around the state. A legislative...
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Thursday told a group of business leaders and others gathered at Rice University that he’s proud to lead a city that’s...
A Texas Senate committee has signed off on a proposed ban on city ordinances that require private employers to provide paid sick leave to employees. But some last-minute changes...
Flanked by roofing contractors who are hopeful that scammers who do the same kind of work and show up after storms like Hurricane Harvey can be put out of business, some Texas...
AUSTIN — Today marks the launch of Texans for Economic Growth, a coalition of Texas business leaders and associations dedicated to recognizing and supporting the...
A Republican-led push to cancel out mandatory paid sick leave rules for private employers in Austin, San Antonio, and any other city that wants to try something similar began in...
Members of the Texas Legislature are once again in Austin to deliberate and pass laws we all must live under. Unlike 2017, when lawmakers were focused on issues like an...
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a Final Rule on the electronic reporting of jobsite illness and injury designed to rescind the requirements for...
The 5th Circuit Court in New Orleans just ruled that the “controlling employer” (read that the General Contractor) on a multi-employer” jobsite is responsible for subcontractor-...