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Austin Construction Workers Could Lose Protections if Legislature Speeds Permitting

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Miguel Gutierrez Jr., KUT News.
Construction site at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and Alexander Ave.

A program the Austin City Council approved in March to fast-track permitting for builders who pay construction workers at least $13.50/hr, offer training in safety and worker's compensation along with other requirements could be eliminated as part of an effort in the Texas legislature to speed up construction permitting.

We spoke to Texas Tribune reporter Andy Duehren about his story on this.

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