Business Leaders on SB 4’s Economic Impact: ‘We All Have Something to Lose’

Business Leaders on SB 4’s Economic Impact: ‘We All Have Something to Lose’


A study by the grassroots organization Texas Works Together says Senate Bill 4 will cost between 165,000 to 248,000 jobs in Texas.

The War On Transgenders Just Got Real In Texas

The War On Transgenders Just Got Real In Texas


Texas is predicted to lose big time as local, national and international companies prepare to go to war over a discriminatory Republican-led bill. 

Matt Skallerud's insight:

It is amazing that Republicans still want to legislate what bathroom transgender people can use. On Friday night, the Texas Senate decided to pass a bill forcing transgender people to use the bathroom based on the gender that is listed on their birth certificate. The bill also overturns local non-discrimination ordinances that allow transgenders to use whatever bathroom they want.

Texas Senate Advances Bill Allowing Adoption Agencies to Discriminate Against LGBT Parents

Texas Senate Advances Bill Allowing Adoption Agencies to Discriminate Against LGBT Parents


In the midst of what the Governor has called a foster care "crisis" in Texas, state Senators voted to tentatively approve a bill t

TX Association of Business: Anti-LGBT Laws May Cost Texas $8.5 Billion

TX Association of Business: Anti-LGBT Laws May Cost Texas $8.5 Billion


TAB determined that anti-LGBT legislation would cost Texas roughly 0.5 percent of its gross domestic product, mostly from decreased travel and tourism.

Matt Skallerud's insight:

The Texas economy stands to lose $8.5 billion and 185,000 jobs if anti-LGBT legislation passes in next year’s session, according to an analysis from the Texas Association of Business, the state’s chamber of commerce.