Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014
In Texas, there is a traffic crash about every 20 minutes involving a driver under the influence of alcohol.
Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
As a new school year approaches, discussing how communities, students and schools can work together to improve educational outcomes for our children is important.
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014
Rep. Phil King, R-Weatherford, has been named next year’s national chair of the American Legislative Exchange Council, an assignment that will put the Weatherford Republican atop one of most influential national groups focused on state policy.
Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014
National employment growth once again topped the 200,000 level in July, putting together the longest string of monthly gains of that magnitude since the late 1990s. The latest US Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows an increase of 209,000, bringing the total US job gain over the past 12 months to almost 2.3 million. While the unemployment rate ticked up very slightly to 6.2 percent because there were more new entrants into the workforce than jobs added, there has been notable improvement over the past year. We are finally well over the prior peak back in January 2008, and the job situation is showing signs of lasting and sustainable improvement. The numbers of people losing their jobs has been trending downward, signaling stability. However, there are still some problem areas.
Tuesday, Aug. 05, 2014
The most important key to success in economic development is to create an environment where companies want to locate. This task is achieved through a favorable tax and regulatory climate, a fair and predictable judicial system, excellent education and training at all levels, infrastructure that can sustain a growing economy, and a desirable quality of life. Texas does quite well in some of these areas, but faces notable challenges in others, particularly over the long term.
Tuesday, Jul. 29, 2014
U.S. Rep Kay Granger of Fort Worth, Chairwoman of the House Working Group to address the national security and humanitarian crisis at the southern border, issued the following statement announcing the group’s recommendations and solutions:
Tuesday, Jul. 22, 2014
Austin — Texas Comptroller Susan Combs reminds shoppers they can save money on certain items priced under $100 during the state’s annual sales tax holiday. This year, the sales tax holiday is scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8 -10.
Tuesday, Jul. 15, 2014
Sometimes, the inability to get things done in Washington almost defies belief. In many instances, hard choices have to be made, with intense disagreement about how to allocate scarce resources. Other times, deeply seated philosophical differences about the appropriate role of government make compromise difficult. With regard to the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank of the United States, however, what should be a simple and obviously desirable extension of the charter for an 80-year-old agency has become a ridiculous (with all due respect) debate.
| |Tuesday, Jul. 08, 2014
There have been plenty of reasons to wear red, white and blue lately.