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Legislative Priorities

The legislative priorities of the Texas Association of Business (TAB) represent the most important issues to the employers of Texas. For your convenience, we have compiled our biennial agenda that is developed and approved by the TAB Board of Directors.
TAB’s guiding philosophy in taking principled positions on legislative issues is that what happens at our State Capitol directly impacts the bottom line of employers, employees and families in our state.
With a healthy business climate comes a strong tax base for the state; a friendly regulatory environment for businesses; improved access to a world-class education; more career opportunities during times of prosperity; and, most importantly, a better quality of life for Texas families.
TAB proudly takes its marching orders directly from Texas employers each time the Association suits up for the legislative session; fighting for employers every step of the way. TAB knows that what is best for Texas business is what is best for Texans. For over 85 years, TAB has been the undisputed leader in positively impacting and building the Texas business climate. As we look forward to the 2011 Legislative Session, the top issues will be:

  • Taxes & Spending
  • Regulatory Environment
  • Education
  • Health Care

By building upon the positive effects of sessions prior, TAB hopes to create an environment where businesses continue to thrive, the economy remains robust, and the Lone Star State continues to shine.
When the 2011 Legislative Session adjourns, TAB will report on the legislative results and prepare a voting record based on the issues outlined in this publication. Legislators who score 80 or above on the issues most important to employers will be awarded with TAB legislative honors.

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