Welcome Wilson Sr. is a long-time Houston developer who recounts the business community’s proud history of coming together when major issues face our community. From the Great Depression to the civil rights era, the Houston business community has played a leading role in addressing our challenges. Business leaders now unite to support Proposition 1, the Houston equal rights ordinance. The ordinance reflects Houston’s reputation as a multicultural and welcoming community that is critical to our long-term growth and success.
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SC legislative session ends with business leaders encouraged by progress on hate crime law
The Legislature's regular session ended May 13 with the state Chamber of Commerce applauding lawmakers for what they came close to accomplishing over the last five months — passing a ...
Exchange Over ‘Purity’ of Vote Puts Texas G.O.P. Firebrand in Spotlight
Briscoe Cain stumbled through questions about “purity of the ballot box” language in Texas’ voting bill, acknowledging he was unaware that it evoked Jim Crow policies of the past. He is the bill’s ...
GOP leaders: Kansas governor pledged to sign education bill
Two Republican leaders said Friday that Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly has committed to signing a bipartisan plan that boosts funding for public schools while also making more students eligible for ...
Texas GOP's voting restriction bill passes key House vote
Texas has become the latest Republican-dominated state to advance sweeping new limits on voting, despite no evidence of any problems with last year’s vote and a ...
Turner, Hidalgo pull out of GHP luncheons over chamber's silence on Texas voting bills
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo no longer plan to hold their annual state of the city and county addresses with the Greater Houston Partnership because of the ...
Houston area officials at odds with chamber on voting bills
The top two elected officials in the Houston area on Wednesday expressed rare public criticism of the region’s largest chamber of commerce and canceled plans to hold ...
Despite business warnings, GOP moves ahead with voting bills
Republican lawmakers around the country are pressing ahead with efforts to tighten voting laws, despite growing warnings from business leaders that the measures could harm democracy and the economic ...
Business speak out as Texas Republicans push voting restrictions
Business groups and voting rights organizations are attempting to apply public pressure on Texas Republicans as lawmakers gear up to finalize bills that would make it harder to vote in parts of the ...
Major corporations, business groups come out against Texas voting law
A slew of major companies and business groups came out swinging Tuesday against proposed voting restrictions being considered by the state legislature in Texas, which has emerged as the latest ...
Election day: Austin voters decide on camping policy, governance structure
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. More than 90,000 Austin residents submitted a ballot during the early voting period.
Would Prop B hold San Antonio police accountable or defund them? Both arguments are a stretch
Prop B takes aim at the issue by removing some power from the police officers union and giving it to the city. If approved by voters, the proposition — worded in opaque legalese — would repeal the San ...
Snubbed by Greater Houston Partnership, 175 business leaders raise alarm about Texas voting bills
A group of 175 business leaders sent a letter to House Speaker Dade Phelan Tuesday morning opposing several key provisions of the voting bills being debated in the Texas Legislature, which they said ...