Passed legislation mandating
In September 2017, he said in an interview with , the student newspaper at the University of Texas, that improved college affordability could lead young Texans to return to their home communities after college.O’Rourke then said that compulsory national service might be appropriate: "Maybe a next step is a national service program, which gives everyone the opportunity, or maybe compels young people to spend a year or two improving their communities.Austin City Council members and staff listen to testimony on paid sick leave on Thursday, Feb. After hearing from more than 200 people, council members passed the ordinance, the first of its kind in Texas, by a vote of 9-2.The Austin City Council on Friday morning approved a new rule requiring businesses in the city to provide paid sick leave for employees, but movement is already afoot in the Texas Legislature to kill the ordinance.carries out the provisions of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act (P&SS Act), federal legislation mandating new requirements for public pools and spas, including a public information campaign.
The campaign is a call-to-action for consumers and industry to adopt proven water safety steps and join a national conversation about pool and spa safety by sharing best practices and other life-saving information.The title of bill S 1013 is “An Act addressing workplace bullying, mobbing, and harassment, without regard to protected class status.” It makes abusive conduct legally actionable. Employers are vicariously liable if they fail to prevent or correct it. I think all of that should be part of the conversation in college affordability or higher education affordability." Reversal: ‘I made a mistake’ In Corsicana, then, O’Rourke revealed his plans to offer a mandatory national service measure. "I think I got way out in front of this without having the necessary conversation," O’Rourke said, "without listening to enough of you about if you were serving as a teacher, if you were serving in the VA, if you were clearing trails in a conservation corps, if you were serving in the military, if you were doing some kind of service that helps to make your country stronger, your community better -- that, that allows us all to have some sense of shared purpose and sacrifice in this country.But a few days later, O’Rourke said that he’d gone too far in saying that national service should be "mandatory." "That is a word that has concerned a lot of you," O’Rourke said about three minutes into his Jan. "You know," O’Rourke went on, "talking about this being a requirement for everybody, that’s a few steps beyond the conversation that we’ve had already.