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Rep. Sylvia Garcia on paid rest breaks for construction workers (July 26, 2022)

On Tuesday’s show: Rep. Garcia discusses her new bill requiring employers to offer paid rest breaks for construction workers, and she answers your questions about other issues facing Greater Houston.



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On Tuesday’s show: We talk with Houston area Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia about her bill requiring employers to offer paid rest breaks for construction workers. And we welcome your questions and comments about other issues facing the area.

Also this hour: We preview Frontline: Facing Eviction, which takes a closer look at evictions in Texas. The episode airs tonight at 9 on Houston Public Media, TV 8.

And we reflect on the life and career of Jack Brooks, the late Texas lawmaker who some called "the meanest man in Congress."

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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