State District Judge Tanya Garrison has ruled the voter-passed Proposition B is void because it violates the Texas Constitution. In her ruling, she added that Prop B was preempted by a chapter of the Texas Local Government Code.
Wednesday, Mayor Sylvester Turner indicated that the previously announced layoff notices issued to more than 300 firefighters and municipal employees would be rescinded.
The court’s ruling came in a lawsuit brought by the Houston Police Officers’ Union, just days
after the city sent Prop B-adjusted paychecks to firefighters, and three weeks before Houston city council is scheduled to consider approving the city’s budget for the 2020 fiscal year, which begins July 1. The Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association quickly said it would appeal Garrison’s ruling. The Houston Chronicle has Jasper Scherer’s complete story. Read more: