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.
This week’s release of the Congressional Budget Office’s 2013 Economic Outlook report underscores the need for serious reforms to get our economy moving in the right direction again. The report projects that the national...
Researchers at the University of Texas backs up what we've been saying for years: far too many construction workers in Texas are the victims of payroll fraud.
I released the following statement regarding the House’s action this week to require Congress to pass a budget or withhold pay:The White House has made it increasingly clear that its second-term agenda will be based on the...
Many employers across Texas cheat the system everyday by misclassifying workers as independent contractors instead of employees. The result is a loss of tax revenue and unemployment insurance, dodging of child support...
If you want to know the state of our political class, just review what has transpired over the past four weeks. First there is the John Boehner confessions in which he discovered that Barack Obama is not all that serious...
As the Texas Legislature begins its 2013 regular session, employers across the state are looking at proposed legislation to place tighter controls on preventing employee misclassification. Misclassification is a practice...
This past week, I was sworn in as the Representative for the new 10th Congressional District of Ohio. The newly created District is comprised of all of Montgomery and Greene counties, as well as a portion of Fayette County....
The lost decade continues along with the permanent Obama recession. (The latter name was coined by Morton Blackwell of The Leadership Institute and it shows the perilous position of our economy and the slow growth that...
Lt. Governor David Dewhurst today released the following statement on the revenue estimate:“Today’s revenue estimate from Comptroller Combs proves that our Texas model of low spending and repeated tax cuts works. By sticking...
For the politically minded, the 2012 holiday season was defined by frenzy as Washington, D.C. prepared to go over “the fiscal cliff.” With the self-induced crisis solved in the thirteenth hour, all working Americans will see...
Texans deserve better than a government that accepts chronic high unemployment, and that is why I will continue to demand that Congress address our record deficits and unsustainable debt to provide certainty in the...
Most of my conservative friends view America as lost; I have decided to become the Happy Warrior. One reason begins with one reality; our opponents can easily be mocked. The real secret behind this group is that they are...
At an early age, State Rep. Stefani Carter's parents let her know that if she wanted to go to college, then she’d need to work to pay for it. She worked hard, saved money and earned a full scholarship to the University of...
Texas Representative J.M. Lozano is not a new face in the House of Representatives, but he is a new face as a Republican State Representative. Lozano, who was a conservative, blue dog Democrat, changed parties last year, and...
The Republican Party of Texas (RPT) Chairman Steve Munisteri has sent an open letter to U.S. Congress Speaker Boehner, expressing Texas’ GOP grassroots’ extreme disappointment with the recent tax-and-spend-but-no-spending-...
What a difference four years makes!When I joined the Texas Workforce Commission in 2008, I was stunned by the lack of appreciation for vocational education -- even here in Texas. State educational policy had become more of a...
The 83rd Texas Legislature kicked off its very first day in session Tuesday with legislators being sworn in surrounded by family, friends, and supporters. State Rep. David Simpson withdrew his candidacy for Speaker of the...
We just passed a tax increase so we can have more spending. It was hardly what we were promised, nor did the Middle Class get a tax cut. While tax rates remained the same, their overall taxes went up... The average Joe and...
Welcome to 2013! May God smile on you, your families, your businesses, and our country.If you can, please come with us to Austin this Tuesday to watch the noontime swearing in of our new Texas House representatives. It’ll...
Say what you want, Obama may be an economic illiterate but his team can be masterful when it comes to politics. And he managed to get the Republicans to raise marginal tax rates on the “rich” and screw the middle class. At...

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