“Texas has always prided itself on its free-market posture. It is the only state that does not require companies to contribute to workers’ compensation coverage. It boasts the largest city in the country, Houston, with no zoning laws. It does not have a state fire code, and it prohibits smaller counties from having such codes. Some Texas counties even cite the lack of local fire codes as a reason for companies to move there.
But Texas has also had the nation’s highest number of workplace fatalities — more than 400 annually — for much of the past decade.”
Yeah… and no OSHA requirements or a state income tax, either… We’re a ridiculous state, and I can’t rationally think of why I love it, but then I remember Austin and I say, “oh… yeah.”
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