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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.

October 17, 2023 | Press Release

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.

October 13, 2023 | Press Release

Pax­ton Joins Coali­tion to Stop Ben & Jerry’s Boy­cott of 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.

November 22, 2021 | Noteworthy

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.”

February 09, 2018