April 19, 2017      6:19 PM
Study gives rural lawmakers reasons to be concerned about potential economic losses from SB 6
Disrupting conference and events bookings in major metro area over time could cost rural Texas between $26.1 million and $52.5 million annually
another study confirms the state’s economy will suffer if the Texas
Legislature passes Senate Bill 6, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick’s bathroom bill.
study conducted by Angelos Angelou of AngelouEconomics on
behalf of the Texas Association of Business, which of course opposes SB 6 and
similar legislation, suggests the state could lose up to $5.6 billion through
2026. And much of that damage could be felt in rural parts of the state.
By James Russell