BY GINA KEATING
Young County Commissioners completed a landfor-building swap with the Graham Community Foundation that will give the county more office and storage space for its expanding staff.
State Rep. Bryan Slaton made national news by filing legislation to place a referendum on the ballot during the next general election to allow Texans to vote on whether to investigate the possibility of Texas independence and to present potential plans for a “Texit” to the Legislature.
Sen. Drew Springer (R-Olney) says he filed legislation ahead of last Friday’s deadline for filing general bills and has started hearings as a Senate education committee member on solutions to the opioid crisis and school safety. Sen. Springer filed a measure that would index unemployment benefits to existing economic conditions to shorten the time frame for receiving unemployment benefits when unemployment is low. “You have probably noticed more and more ‘Help Wanted’ signs across the state,” he said. “. It’s clear that employers are struggling to fill roles even though many Texans are collecting unemployment.” The bill “would result in a more robust unemployment trust fund, which lowers employers’ taxes and decreases the time to find a new job for the unemployed. Unemployed workers returned to work nearly twice as fast as workers in states with a fixed 26-week model.”
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