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.
The Heritage Foundation reminds us that economic freedom matters not just in promoting prosperity, but in promoting political freedom. Look at those nations who are either free or mostly free economically and you will see...
When GOP law makers take control of the House in about an hour from now, they plan to hit the ground running. The Washington Post Reports that Republican House members have a "20-day plan aimed at undoing major aspects of...
With the release of the latest census numbers it is clear that Texas was the big winner this decade. Four new Congressional seats create a tremendous opportunity for Texas to continue to lead the Conservative Movement. 
In the 1970’s, Jerry Brown (yes that Jerry Brown who was just elected governor this past year) opposed Proposition 13, which lowered property tax rates but was overwhelmingly passed by the people.
CONOOC, China’s national oil company, recently announced an agreement with Chesapeake Energy Corporation that would give the Chinese a 33 percent share in a new drilling project set to start soon in southwest Texas.
According to Construction Citizen, a survey was conducted last year of over 4,000 low-wage workers, including illegal immigrants, for the purpose of studying labor violations among low-wage workers in New York,...
Robert Romano discusses the Keynesian Paradox in this article, quoting:The threat of a double-dip recession is real, but it should not be cause for more government “stimulus,” deficit-spending, bailouts, and low-interest...
The Rise of Latino Conservatism was a session at the Conservative Political Action Conference sponsored by the American Principles Project and featured speakers Alfonso Aguilar, Grover Norquist, Karyme Lozano, and Mario...
Read the full text of the State of the Union Address on January 27, 2010:
Majorities rise and fall by the will of the people, and this new Republican Congress is sworn in under the American people’s message to lead with accountability – not a mandate. I’m very proud that 87 new Republican Members...
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Washington Post editorial writer Ezra Klein raises a good question: “I'm very curious to know what the GOP -- or the tea partyers they're presumably pandering to -- think will happen when every piece of legislation requires...
The new FCC regulations voted on last week are meant to guarantee consumers' rights to view what they want on the internet. Barak Obama is quoted as saying that the regulations know as "net neutrality" will "help preserve...
The economy is always a key issue in any national campaign but economy is more than just about jobs but about other factors that lead to job creation. The recent debate over the role of the Federal Reserve in our economy as...
The construction industry offers a panoply of situations and conflicts associated with hiring workers and running a business responsibly and lawfully. Construction Citizen exposes these issues and the companies who...
States such as Nebraska, Ohio, New York and others are working on employee misclassification prevention legislation in order to crack down on the practice of misclassifying workers, who should be classified as employees, as...
The following was sent in from the Republican Party of Texas:
Dallas Morning News columnist Steve Blow had an excellent article on placing greater emphasis on career and technical education instead of pushing every student to attend a four-year university.
As Chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission, I deal on a weekly and monthly basis with state and national unemployment figures.

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