There was a time not too long ago when Texas regularly led the nation in job growth. Now it ranks 10th. Texas once had the lowest rates of unemployment in the nation, now it has the 26th lowest unemployment rate. Once lauded as affordable, the median price of a home in the state now exceeds the national median. And last year, when Governing magazine ranked states in terms personal income, jobs, and overall production, Texas ranked 21st — just behind Arkansas.
Don’t look now, but Texas is not the booming economy it once was. And as op-ed contributor Richard Parker argues over on the Dallas Morning News, part of the problem is state leaders in Austin aren’t looking:Read More