LTE: Keep tort reform statutes
We’re so blessed in Texas to have a strong economy and to live where employers bring opportunities. Our economy supports businesses that provide jobs for Texas families. But when the Legislature convenes in 2013, it will hinge on a slew of new state lawmakers — many most likely conservative — who might not be steeped in the history of what we’ve accomplished in this state on a key issue that has helped us create jobs and increase access to health care: lawsuit reform.
It’s critically important that we know where our candidates stand on this issue. I want to know if these candidates will work to protect common-sense legal reforms that we’ve worked so hard to pass in Texas. Where does your candidate stand? It’s time to ask.
Jill Shackelford, Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse of Central Texas, Austin