Economy

It is no accident that Texas consistently leads the nation in job creation. Some have described this economic powerhouse as a "Texas Miracle." But, we know better than that. The Texas Economic Experience is rooted in concepts and principles that will work anywhere they're tried: Keeping taxes low, creating a predictable regulatory climate, cracking down on lawsuit abuse, and investing in critical infrastructure like roads, water and schools in a fiscally responsible way.
Texas Senator John Carona (R-Dallas) has been working hard for several years trying to get the State of Texas to enforce the existing laws on employee misclassification and add some teeth to the current laws by increasing...
Texas highways and roads moved one step closer to being safer and properly maintained after a hearing this week in Austin about HB 3094 by Republican Representative Allen Fletcher (R-Cypress). Currently there is little...
The President’s Budget By The Numbers $8.2 Trillion In New Debt $1.1 Trillion In New Taxes $964 Billion In New SpendingThe budget President Obama finally released today is months late and so full of gimmicks that the...
The Obama Administration is at it again, looking for a way to make things “fair”. This time the administration’s idea of fair is to put a cap on how much money retirees receive from their investments. Roughly $205,000 a year...
It was recently a constituent work period, so I was able to spend the last two weeks traveling across the district and meeting with friends, neighbors, and different groups. I also held two town hall meetings, one in...
Once again, today’s jobs report highlights how President Obama’s policies have discouraged economic growth and job creation. At a time when nearly 20 million Americans are unemployed, only 88,000 jobs were added last month....
Everybody remembers the "fiscal cliff" situation at the federal level not long ago. In the debates, Republicans wanted to cut spending, while Democrats wanted higher revenues (taxes) in order to maintain (and even increase)...
This week, House Republicans passed our fiscal year 2014 budget plan, “The Path to Prosperity.” This responsible budget proposal lays out a vision for restoring our nation’s economic vitality through reforms that will...
The Keystone XL pipeline project is not just a pipeline – it’s a lifeline. It’s a lifeline for the tens of thousands of out-of-work Americans who will gain direct jobs from its construction and implementation, and it’s a...
Almost all politicians vastly improve their fortunes once they get into office. With 66 percent of the Senate as millionaires, and 41 percent of the House, I’d say politics pays better than bank robbery.Hillary Clinton, the...
Just last week, our own Bob Price wrote about how our readers can make a difference when it comes to the fight against misclassification in Texas. Bob urged you to reach out to the state senators who are considering a bill...
For several years, TexasGOPVote and ConstructionCitizen.com have been sounding the alarm about issues related to employee misclassification and why this is a problem for Texas taxpayers and businesses. The 2011 Legislative...
This is Part II of my personal interview with Tom Pauken who is seeking the position for Governor of Texas. We must not be blind to the achievements and failures of our Texas leadership at such a critical time as now....
Construction industry leaders, associations, labor unions and others testified before lawmakers in Austin last week that the state needs to aggressively go after companies that misclassify their employees to avoid paying...
A year ago, I wrote a story about Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 plan and of course one leftist troll simply stated that Cain was nuts and didn’t bother with explaining why. Cain’s own philosophy was then, and still is, to find a path...
US Senator John CornynSteve Munisteri chairman of the Republican Party of Texas has done a great job with the Grassroots Club. On April 1, the Grassroots Club members were invited to a brunch at Cisco’s Restaurant in Austin...
The markets are soaring and the economy continues its snail like pace toward recovery, but as Morton Zuckerman recently noted, it is the "Great Recession followed by the Grand Illusion." Zuckerman begins with the...
This week, I’ll be voting to support the House Republican plan to balance our federal budget in ten years. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and the members of his committee have created a plan to rein in government...
Over the next four years, conservatism begins the process of identifying itself for the 21st century, and the process will begin with three young politicians: Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal. Scott Rasmussen...
Today I issued a statement in support of the Republican plan to balance the budget by 2023. Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) today released the fiscal year 2014 House budget resolution. More information about the...

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