Texas Standard For May 16, 2018

Did the maker of oxycontin engage in deceptive marketing in Texas? The Lone Star State joins a lawsuit over who fueled the opioid crisis. “We must make those who have caused the opioid crisis feel the pain that they have inflicted on our community” says Attorney General Ken Paxton, announcing the lawsuit against Purdue Pharma. Some Democrats complain the move comes rather late and in a reelection year to boot. We’ll have more. And: Austin’s controversial move to force private businesses to provide paid sick leave may be going viral. Also: the term illegal alien: many find it offensive, the Texas DPS chief says it’s just a term of law – a Politifact check and more, today on the Texas Standard:

By Texas StandardMay 16, 2018 12:05 pm