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COVID-19 Recovery Bill Top Priority for TX Small Businesses

AUSTIN – NFIB State Director Annie Spilman said measures to help small businesses recover from the economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will be a top priority in the legislative session that begins Tuesday, Jan. 12.

"The coronavirus has taken a tremendous toll on Texas's job creators, but the Legislature can help by passing the proposed Texas Economic Protection and Recovery Act, a package that would help small businesses and other employers stabilize, rebuild, and grow," Spilman said.

The package, which is being advanced by the Alliance for Securing and Strengthen the Economy in Texas (ASSET), includes provisions addressing workforce development, codifying COVID-19 waivers that gave businesses the regulatory flexibility needed to operate during the pandemic, and consistent employment standards across all cities and counties in the state. NFIB is a member of the alliance.

Other issues NFIB will be watching closing this session include COVID-19 liability protection, tax reform, and health insurance mandates that would benefit few workers but drive up premiums across the board.

The National Federation of Independent Business is the nation's leading small business advocacy organization. To learn more about NFIB in Texas, visit www.NFIB.com/ TX, follow @nfib_tx on Twitter, and like NFIB.TX on Facebook.

Press release courtesy of NFIB

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