A Travis County judge last week struck down House Bill 2127, a controversial law that opponents dubbed the "Death Star Bill" for its sweeping restrictions on local governments. The ruling comes just days before the law was set to take effect. HB 2127 would have barred cities and counties from passing ordinances in eight broad areas, including labor and occupational codes, environmental regulations, and land use. The law was supported by Republican lawmakers and business groups who argued that it was necessary to reduce regulatory burdens on businesses.
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