Greg Abbott Reduces Democrats' Influence In Texas Putting the Rights of Residents At Risk

C. Heslop

Greg Abbott and his supporters approved a bill reducing the power of Democrats in Texas. Opposers say the policy puts the rights of residents in jeopardy. The long-awaited legislation lowers the effect of local regulation.

When Texas passes a law, Democrat cities usually pass ordinances. These orders were more merciful and progressive. They would give citizens greater freedom and protection than the original state ruling. Republicans want to curb local government rule-making abilities. The areas proposed for limits include drought restrictions, noise complaints, and labor rights.

The Texas Senate approved the bill with an 18-13 vote. The House will discuss changes made to House Bill 2127 while it was at the Senate level. State Rep. Dustin Burrows authored the legislation.

This ruling would prevent the issuing of local ordinances by cities and counties if they go further than existing laws. The outcome could roll back minimum wages and other freedoms provided by local regulation. The affected legislations are finance, labor, natural resources, and agriculture.

Abbott and business owners were big supporters of limiting lower government power. They claimed the bill modification offered by ordinances hurt companies and the state's economy. Small businesses alleged they needed consistent legislation between cities and counties to invest and expand operations in Texas.


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