Plumbers Get Backed Up.


Texas lawmakers chose to let the state's licensing requirements for plumbers slide down the drain. Thanks to a legislative impasse, Texas plumbers will no longer be subject to state regulations starting in September, and the Board of Plumbing Examiners, the state's licensing agency, will cease operation in 2020. Critics object to the idea that anyone can call themselves a plumber without completing required education and tests and warn...

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