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Is Houston, Texas TOO business friendly?

Retailers in Texas encouraged Governor Perry to veto a Texas version of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Bad actors in the energy industry do environmental harm that might have been avoided in a state with more stringent regulations. In general, business is booming in Texas – especially here in Houston – but does it […]

KUHF State Impact Reporter Dave Fehling and University of Houston's Law Center's Dean Richard Alderman.
KUHF State Impact Reporter Dave Fehling and University of Houston’s Law Center’s Dean Richard Alderman.

Retailers in Texas encouraged Governor Perry to veto a Texas version of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Bad actors in the energy industry do environmental harm that might have been avoided in a state with more stringent regulations. In general, business is booming in Texas – especially here in Houston – but does it come with too high a price? We examined some examples of things that happen in Texas that might not happen in other states, which have implications for workers’ salaries and benefits, health care, the environment, and more, as we contemplated whether there can be such a thing as being too business friendly.Our host Craig Cohen spoke with Dave Fehling, KUHF’s State Impact reporter for energy and the environment. Dick Lavine, Senior Fiscal Analyst with the Center for Public Policy Priorities. And Dean Richard Alderman, Director of the Consumer Law Center at University of Houston.

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