Texas Usually Fights Austin At The Capitol. Lately, The Fight Is In The Courtroom.

The city’s sick leave ordinance and bag ban are among the issues state leaders have fought about with Austin

By Audrey McGlinchyJuly 13, 2018 9:30 am| , , , ,

From KUT:

Austin has endured several legal jabs from the state in the past couple months.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton stepped into a dispute earlier this month over the makeup of the city’s Planning Commission. A week ago, Austin announced it would no longer enforce its ban on single-use plastic bags after the Texas Supreme Court overturned a similar law in Laredo. In April, Paxton joined a lawsuit brought by business groups against Austin’s new paid sick leave rules.

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