Attorney General Ken Paxton Issues Enforcement Guidance For State Laws Prohibiting Public Contracts with Companies Unlawfully Maintaining “ESG” Policies
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued an advisory letter providing updates and guidance on the enforcement of laws passed by the Texas Legislature restricting government entities from granting large contracts to companies that boycott energy companies, discriminate against firearm entities or associations, or boycott Israel.
Attorney General Ken Paxton Joins Coalition of State Attorneys General Issuing Statement Condemning Hamas Attacks on Israel
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton joined a coalition of Attorneys General from Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming in a joint statement following the attacks by Hamas against Israel.
Attorney General Ken Paxton, along with 12 states, sent a letter to Unilever PLC, the parent company of Ben & Jerry’s, to express concerns about the subsidiary company’s decision to engage in a boycott of the State of Israel, one of our nation’s closest and most reliable allies.
AG Paxton Files Brief to Defend Arizona Law Keeping Taxpayer Money from Firms that Boycott Israel
“The movement to boycott companies and citizens based on nothing more than the Israeli nationality listed on their articles of incorporation or passports is an attempt to cause economic isolation and injury to a key ally and trading partner of Texas and the rest of the United States,” Attorney General Paxton said. “Arizona's law, which is similar to those in Texas, Nevada and many other states, simply supports a long-established principle of non-discrimination and is wholly constitutional.”