GOP voting bills draw business opposition in Texas, much to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick's displeasure

AUSTIN, Texas — Protecting business from government obstacles is a political priority for Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, but the conservative Republican is not a fan when businesses become obstacles to his hard-charging agenda. Patrick lashed out at American Airlines after the nation’s largest air carrier announced that it is “strongly opposed” to Senate Bill 7, a Patrick priority that passed the state Senate on Thursday — with Republicans praising it for improving election integrity, while Democrats, civil rights groups and other opponents called it a naked bid to suppress voting rights. “As a T…

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