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Raising minimum wage, abolishing the death penalty and 3 other Texas issues that went nowhere during the 85th legislative session

Published on May 25, 2017 under CommunityImpact

While the unofficial end—known as Sine Die—and the official end of the legislative session isn’t here yet, and there’s no concrete word on a potential special session, it is becoming increasingly clear that certain issues have fallen by the wayside this time around under the pink dome. Here are five topics that failed to advance in 2017: 1. Raising the minimum wage This session went about the same as other recent efforts to raise the state minimum wage. Despite more than 10 bills being filed on this topic—some to raise the wage to as much as $15 and others to $10.10—none got […]

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Source: Community Impact- Round Rock

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