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Legislation coming to counter sick leave ordinance
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State Representative Paul Workman has repeatedly accused the Austin City Council of forcing socialism on the city, and he says the paid sick leave mandate further reinforces that. But Workman said the council won't be celebrating this mandate for very long.
Workman said he will file a bill next legislative session to overturn the new ordinance and take that power away from local governments.
Workman said the council's agenda stifles means of production for purely political reasons. He's also promising to give employers back their right to ask about criminal histories of new hires, which Austin banned them from doing in 2016.