Richard A. “Tony” Bennett

TCJL’s sister organization the Texas Association of Manufacturers (TAM) has designated pandemic liability protection as one of its top three legislative priorities this session. “Pandemic economic recovery, competitiveness and job growth are at the core of our priorities for the 87th Legislature,” said Tony Bennett, president of the Texas Association of Manufacturers. “From economic development and critical infrastructure to workforce readiness and equity in tax policy, we are calling on lawmakers to advance Texas’ global competitiveness.” Bennett noted that Texas is the #1 state for exported manufactured goods and remains the #1 state to do business. “Smart public policy has been the key in keeping Texas on top,” he said.

In addition to liability protection, TAM’s policy priorities include: preservation of Chapter 313, Tax Code, which offers limited temporary property tax discounts; equality in business taxation; business personal property tax reform; transportation and critical infrastructure; preservation of ERCOT’s competitive wholesale market; workforce readiness, TCEQ regulations and funding; and school and workplace health.

TAM is a key partner in TCJL’s mission to maintain and enhance the fairness of Texas’ judicial and regulatory climate. TAM President Tony Bennett recently joined the TCJL Board of Directors.

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